The status of this dialect is not clear. Some treat it as an alternative name of Ngaanyatjarra A38, while Fasolo (2008) says that the Wangkatja A103 people were known as the Nyanganyatjarra people because they used the word nyanganya ('this here').
Tindale lists Nagatadjara (A17) as a separate group and locates them north-east of Wangkatja A103.
Oates (1975:111), citing Glass and Hackett, says that Njanganjadjara (A17) was originally at Mt Margaret, Wangkatja country, but its present location is north-east of Laverton.
A number of items with 'in Ngaanyatjarra' A38 in their titles are described as being on Nangadadjara / Nyanganyatjara in MURA (hence the question marks for the documentation score). See also Western Desert language A80.
East of Lake Carey and Burtville to about Jubilee and Plumridge Lakes; northeast to Bailey, Virginia, and Newland Ranges. At Lakes Yeo and Rason and at Bartlett Soak. Moved westward, between 1890 and 1900, to Burtville and Laverton (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).