Wilkins describes Akarre as a dialect of 'Eastern Arrernte', along with 'Northern Arrernte', Mparntwe (Central) Arrente, Ikngerre-ipenhe (Eastern Arrernte), and Antekerrepenhe C12. He provides an overview of the Arandic languages with two major sub-groups: Artwe (~Urtwe) composed of Upper Arrernte (Eastern Arrernte, Western Arrernte C47, Alyawarr C14, Anmatyerr C8.1) and Lower Arrernte (Lower South Arandic).
The other major subgroup is called Artweye, with one member Kaytetye C13 (in Henderson 2013:12) See also Arrernte C8, Pertame C46; Lower Arrernte C29; Ayerrerenge G12 and Antekerrepenhe C12.
... the best evidence on Akarr (Davis's Akaarra) puts it on and east of the Plenty River, east of Jervois (Breen in Sutton 1995:149). Alcoota and Harts Range (Wilkins in Sutton 1995:153).
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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).