Austin (1991:129) says that Ngamini and Yarluyandi L31 are closely related and that they are 'also genetically close' to Diyari L17 and Thirrari L14. He goes on to present lexical and grammatical evidence of Karangura's L28 very close relationship to Ngamini (1991:130-36). Breen says Ngamini forms a dialect chain with Midhaga L34, Dhirari L14, Dieri L17, Yaluyandi L31 and Garwali L35 (1976:745). It forms part of the Karnic language group (Hercus 1994: 10).
South side of Goyder Lagoon; on the Warburton River and Lakes Howitt and Berlino; north to Pandipandi and the southern vicinity of Birdsville and Miranda (Tindale 1974) (Northern part of this area is assigned to Yarluyandi on Bowern's (2001) map.)
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Peter Austin is currently preparing a comparative dictionary of Diyari and Ngamini that will include all the available materials on this language.
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).