Marsh says that Kartujarra is one of the languages (in addition to Manjiiljarra A51.1 and Putijarra A54) on which the Jigalong language Martu Wangka A86 is based (1972, in Thieberger 1993:124). Further, the Handbook notes that the name Martu Wangka is sometimes also used as an alternative name for Kartujarra (A51) and some other languages spoken by Martu people (Thieberger 1993:194).
See also Western Desert language A80.
From Well 22 (n.n. Madaleri) on northern side of Lake Disappointment, southwestward to the vicinity of Canning Stock Route Well 12 (n.n. Pulpurumal), westward on the south side of the Rudall River to Robertson Range and eastern headwaters of the Jiggalong Creek, also the headwaters of Savory Creek; southwestern boundary not well known (Tindale 1974).
... areas from the south of Lake Disappointment toward Lake Carnegie (Marsh 1977).
Western side of Lake Disappointment, near Percival Lakes; Marsh (1990 p.c.) says Kartujarra country is west and north-west of Lake Disappointment, and may extend south-west of there as well (Thieberger, 1993:193).
Contemporary location: Strelley, Jigalong, Parnngurr, Wiluna, Newman, Nullagine (Dixon 2011:48).
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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).
Sailor, Elisabeth, Brenada Sailor and Barbara Jones. 2003. Kartujarra Wangka 1 A Kartujarra Book of Spelling and Kartujarra Wangka 2 A Book of Kartujarra Sentences. Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2001. Kartujarra wordlist: based upon a reformatting [sic] of the wordlists of J.L. Marsh. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
Burgman, Albert. 2005. Kartujarra Dictionary and Topical Finder Lists. Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.