Lower Arrernte is an Arandic C48 language variety, also called Arrernte Imarnt 'solid Arrernte') (Breen, 2001:67).
Wilkins (in Henderson 2013:12) provides an overview of the Arandic languages with two major sub-groups: Artwe (~Urtwe) composed of Upper Arrernte (Eastern Arrernte, Western Arrernte C47, Alyawarr C14 and Anmatyerr C8.1) and Lower Arrernte (C29). The other major subgroup is called Artweye, with one member Kaytetye C13.
See also Arrernte C8, Pertame C46; Ayerrerenge G12; Antekerrepenhe C12 and Akarre C28.
Previously the Thesaurus did not distinguish Lower Arrernte from Arrernte C8. Consequently items in the AIATSIS catalogue indexed with the 'Arrernte language (C8) (NT SG53-02)' heading may be relevant.
Lower Arrernte that was spoken around the Overland Telegraph Line's station constructed in 1872 at Charlotte Waters, just north of the border between South Australia and the Northern Territory (Koch 2004:127). Dalhousie area, S.A. (KH) (Oates 1975: 154).
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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).