Karangura is closely related to Ngamini L22 and therefore part of the same group of languages as Yarluyandi L31, Diyari L17 and Thirrari L14 (Austin 1991:136). Austin also reports areal features shared with Wangkangurru L27, noting the ceremonial and mythological links between the two groups described by Hercus (1991).
Karangura forms part of the Karnic language group (Hercus, 1994: 10).
... only the western, the Eleanor channel of the Diamantina tradionally belonged to Karangura. The eastern channel belonged to Yarluyandi people and to Ngamini people further south near Goyder's Lagoon, with Yawarawarrka people coming in from the east (Hercus 1991:141).
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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).