The form 'Biniridjara' is from Bernt (in Capell, 1963: 14). Lindegren, (in Capell (1963: 13) wrote ‘Three dialect groups of the Western Desert language are represented at Jigalong. These are known amongst the aborigines [sic] themselves at [sic] Katatjara, Mantjiltjara and Putitjara, but elsewhere in the great Western Desert region are known by “nicknames” depending upon idiosyncracies in the language, thus the Jigalong people are spoken of by the Warburton Range aborigines [sic] as piniritjara, piniri being the local word for “run” and differing from the Warburton kukura (Douglas, 1958)'. See also Kartujarra A51, Manyjilyjarra A51.1 and Western Desert Language A80.
Douglas later wrote 'To the people of the Kalgoorlie area, the Jigalong people are the wangka maTutjara 'those having maTu ('man')' and piniritjara because the word piniri ('run'), a word which is not used in the south' (1964: 3). The capital T represents a retroflex stop.
According to Oates (1975:108 - 109), Capell said that this is another name for Djalgatjara/Barduwanga A26, while Marsh says it seems to be another name for Kiyatjara A52.
West of Lakes Carnegie and Wells to Millrose and Barwidgee; at Erlistoun Creek and Lake Darlot. North to Wongawol and Princes Range (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).