Jingulu is classified as belonging to the Mirndi family of non Pama-Nyungan languages. An early word-list was compiled by F. A. Gillen. Following in the wake of pioneering work by Neil Chadwick in the 1970s, Robert Pensalfini wrote out a grammar of Jingulu on the basis of fieldwork with its last known fluent speakers.
Norman Tindale estimated the range of Jingili lands at approximately 5,900 square miles (15,000 km2). The southern frontier was around the Renner Springs area about Mount Grayling, extending northwards to Newcastle Waters and also took in the area of the Ashburton Range. To the east they encompassed Cattle Creek south of Wave Hill and Ucharonidge. Their western extension ran as far as the 25 miles from Lake Woods.
R. H. Mathews constructed an early scheme to set forth the marriage divisions of the Jingili.
Some eight years later he reconfigured the data in the following terms:-
History of contact
According to oral tradition, the Jingili originally migrated from the Great Western Desert.
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