This is a northern dialect of Paakantyi D12, along with Kurnu D25 and Naualko D19 (Hercus, 1993:3).
Curr (1886-7) includes a vocabulary by Scrivener and there is important manuscript material from RH Mathews dealing with the grammar.
PaaRuntyi shares some grammatical features with Kurnu and differs from Southern forms of Paakantyi in tense formation. In vocabulary it is closest to Pantyikali D17. Mrs Hannah Quayle provided Wurm with grammatical information and discussed traditional information with Jeremy Beckett (Hercus, 1993:11). Note that Hercus' Paakantyi grammar and dictionary is mainly on Southern Paakantyi D61 but includes PaaRuntyi vocabulary. The rhotic (r sound) in the language name is a retroflex glide (represented here by a capital letter) (Hercus, 1993:13).
... the area around the Paroo to just north of Hungerford (Hercus 1993:11). Paroo River and Cuttaburra and Kulkyne Creek from Goorimpa north to Brindingabba, Berawinna Downs, and Hungerford, at Wanaaring and Yantabulla (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).
Hercus, Luise. 1982. The Bagandji language: Pacific Linguistics B6.7 Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Hercus, Luise. 1993 Paakantyi dictionary. Canberra: Luise Hercus.