The classification of Pirriya is uncertain. Breen (1990) says that Pirriya and Kungkari L38, a neighbouring language, are unlikely to be closely related to one another.
Pirriya should not be confused with Biri E56, both of which have at times been known as 'Birria'.
Coopers Creek (as in Tindale but Tindale's description extends further east and south than Curr's, while Curr's extends furhter west than Tindale's, Curr's: western bank of the Thomson, extends from Jundah to the confluence of the Thomson and Barcoo, and further for fifty miles down Coopers Creek. Their territory stretches back forth miles from the rivers in the direction of the Diamantina.) (Breen 1990:6).
Western side of Thomson River and Cooper Creek, from Jundah to near Gilpeppee; east to Keeroongooloo and Canaway Range; west to Whitula Creek (Tindale 1974).
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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).