Bakanha (Y64) is called Koko Jan Y96 by the Koko-Bera Y85; Yir Mayan by the Yir Yoront Y72 name and Uw Ayan by the Kunjen Y83 (Sommer, 1969:5).
It was also known as Aiabakan by Sharpe, i.e. Aya Pakanh "Pakanh language" (1938/1939 in Verstraete and Rigsby 2015:14).
Smith and Johnson speculate that Pakanh is likely to be a Wik language, but certainly not one of the Nganhcara Y59 group (2000:363).
Rigsby (in Sonnaert) agrees with this, describing Western Ayapathu Y181, Pakanh and Wik Mungkan as a family-like language (in Sonnaert, 2013:5).
Sutton describes Pakanh and Ayapathu as dialects of a single language and genetically linked to the Wik family (in Rigsby 2001, in Sonnaert, 2013:5).
Headwaters of Holroyd & Edward Rivers (Oates 1975:277). Upper Edward River (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).
Hamilton, Philip. Pakanh material, ASEDA 0573. (Archived webpage) Pakanh Alphabetical Search Indix (dictionary): http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/13779/20020506-0000/www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/2970/pakalpha.htm