Smith and Johnson use the language name Kugu Nganhcara to describe six closely related patrilects: Kugu Muminh Y43, Kugu Uwanh Y176, Kugu Ugbanh Y175, Kugu Mu'inh Y224, Kugu Yi'anh Y178 and Wik Iyanh Y172. Their grammar of Kugu Nganhcara is based primarily on Kugu Uwanh Y176 (2000:358).
This macro-group label is also known as Wik-Ngencherr in some Wik languages (Sutton, 2001:458).
... between Kendall River and Moonkan Creek. Today, it is spoken chiefly at Edward River and Aurukun (Smith & Johnson 2000).
Between mouths of the Holroyd River (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).
Smith, Ian & Johnson, Steve. 2000. Kugu Nganhcara. In Handbook of Australian languages, vol. 5, eds. RMW Dixon and B Blake, 355-489. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Smith, Ian & Johnson, Steve. Kugu Nganchara, ASEDA 0021