Pitta-Pitta, Ringu-Ringu G7, Mayawarli L40, Kunkalanya G3, Ngulupulu G40, Karanya L32, and Rakaya G4 are dialects of a language for which there is no obvious name (Blake, 1979:183). Pitta-Pitta forms part of the Karnic language group (Hercus, 1994: 10).
Boulia district and 50 miles to south and west; north to about Fort William (Tindale 1974).
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Kathy Menning (comp.) and David Nash (ed.) 1981. © IAD Press
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Speaker numbers were measured differently across the censuses and various other sources listed in AUSTLANG. You are encouraged to refer to the sources.
Speaker numbers for ‘NILS 2004’ and ‘2005 estimate’ come from 'Table F.3: Numbers of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages (various surveys)' in 'Appendix F NILS endangerment and absolute number results' in McConvell, Marmion and McNicol 2005, pages 198-230 (PDF, 2.5MB).
Blake, Barry. 1979. Pitta-Pitta In Handbook of Australian languages, vol. 1, eds. RMW Dixon and B Blake, 182-242. Canberra: ANU Press.