Bowern (2001) says this is possibly a Karnic language, but that there is insufficient data available to confirm this classification.
Austin places Karuwali in his Central Karnic group, together with Yandrruwandha L18, Yawarrawarrka L23, Mithaka L34 and Western Karnic, which comprises Diyari L17, Ngamini L22 and Yarluyandi L31 (1990:172, 176).
Breen says that Garwali (L35) forms a dialect chain with Ngamini L22, Midhaga L34, Dhirari L14, Dieri L17 and Yaluyandi L31 (1976:745).
Farrars Creek from near Connemara south to Beetoota, Haddon Corner, and Morney Plains; west to Durrie and Monkira on Diamantina River; east to Beal Range (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).