Parrintyi is a southern dialect of Paakantyi D12 along with Pantyikali D17, Wanyipalku, Wilyakali D16, Southern Paakantyi D61, Marawara D6 and Thangkaali D14 (Hercus (1993:3), also collectively known as Southern Darling River language (Wafer & Lissarrague 2008: 263).
Cameron called them 'Berri-ait', most likely a name used by Yitayita D7 to refer to Parrintyi people (1884, in Hercus 1993:9).
Language information comes from speaker Reggie Quimby (who spoke with Marie Reay in 1945) and Cameron's 1884 wordlist; both sources indicate Parrintyi and Southern Paakantyi are very similar. Note that Hercus' Paakantyi grammar and dictionary is mainly on Southern Paakantyi D61.
The term 'Parri' refers to 'scrub country'; the suffix '-ntyi' means 'belonging to, originating from' (Hercus 1982 in Wafer & Lissarrague, 2008:266).
... to the east of the Darling in the dry country between the River and the Willandra (Hercus 1993:9). In mallee, mulga, swamp, and sand country parallel to and east of Darling River from Moira to within 30 miles (48 km.) of Euston; eastward to near Ivanhoe; at Manara Range, Albermarle, Carowra, Kilfera, and Manfred (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.