Following Hercus, Wafer and Lissarrague divide the Darling River language into two groups: Southern Darling River includes Southern Paakantyi D61, Wilyaali (~Wilyakali) D16, Thaangkali (~Thangkakali) D14, Pulaali (Pulakali) D11, Wanyuparlku (~Wanyiwalku) D21, Pantyikali D17, Marrawarra D6, Parrintyi D48; Northern Darling River or Paakantyi D12, Paaruntyi D47, Kurnu D25, Nhaawuparlku (Nhaawarlku) D19 and Milpulo D59 (2008: 263-267).
Note that Hercus's Paakantyi grammar and dictionary is mainly on Southern Paakantyi D61.
... the lower Murray from the Darling-Murray junction down to the Rufus River and Lake Victoria, and extended northwards on the Darling to Avoca (Hercus 1993:10).
... the country around the junction of the Darling and Murray rivers, apparently extending down the latter as far as Lake Victoria (Radcliffe-Brown 1918:248).
From Wentworth on northern bank of Murray River downstream to Chowilla and Ral Ral, So. Aust. [South Australia] on western and the Anabranch of the Darling River to Popilta Lake; on the main Darling River upsteam to Avoca (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.