Ngaliwurru (N19) is non-Pama Nyungan language from the Barkly Tableland in the Northern Territory and classified as a member of the Western Mirndi group.
Harvey says Ngaliwurru is extremely endangered (2008:4).
The Mirndi languages are spread across two geographically non-contiguous areas: Western Mirndi with 'Jaminjungan' (Jaminjung, Ngaliwurru N19) and Nungali N28. Eastern Mirndi with Jingulu C22, Ngarnka N121 and 'Wambayan' (see Binbinka N138, Gudanji C26, Wambaya C19) (Harvey 2008:1-3).
Nordlinger describes the first group located in the geographic west: Jaminjung N18, Naliwuru N19 and Nungali N28, and in the geographic east the 'West Barkly' set consisting of Jingili C22 and the 'Eastern Group' of Ngarnga N121 and the McArthur language (aka 'Wambayan') (1998:4). See also Yilngali N2.
Murranginy (One Mile), Myatt (Five Mile), Gilwi (Eleven Mile) and Fitzroy Station (Shultze-Berndt 2000).
The general associations were to the upland country on the southern side of the Victoria from Stokes Range to Newcastle Range and south to the boundary with the Humbert River drainage. The Humbert River drainage was associated with Ngarinyman. The following areas and sites were associated with Ngaliwurru: Kidman Springs, Jasper Gorge, Stokes Range, Bardia Yard, Dodger Spring Yard, Bullita, the drainage of the East Baines upstream from the Newcastle Range (Harvey AILEC 0802).
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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).
Bolt, Janet. 1971. An elementary grammar of the Ngaliwuru language of the Northern Territory, ms.
Hoddinott, William. Ngaliwuru and Nungali word lists, ms.