Pinkangarna does not seem to be a language or dialect name. Nash (in Sutton 1995:105) considers that Binkangarna (C21) applies to Mudburra C25 people from the semi-desert, and distinguishing them from their south-eastern neighbours. According to McConvell (2006 p.c.), the term Pinkangarna is no longer used, and it is either an alternative name for Mudburra C25 or is a dialect. It means 'river people' but it is not very clear which river it refers to.
West of Lake Woods; east of upper Victoria River; principally in the parallel sand dune desert southwest to near a native place called Morerinju on Winnecke Creek (Tindale 1974:222).
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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).