On the Gascoyne near Shaw's, east of the Port about 300 miles, we come to what is called the Peedong tribe, which extends along the Gascoyne right by Milgin, Lake Nabberoo, all round by Brown's, 40 miles E. of Milgin, and Peak Hill...The Peedong run west from Shaw's to Landy Creek about 40 miles and here on the west of the Peedong are the Irrawadgerees. The Peedongs go south of Shaw's 50 or 60 miles right on to the Murchison running up the river (both sides) to Peak Hill, and extend south as far as the Ord River. They run up the Ord river about 25 miles. From Peak Hill they go south to Wiluna about 25 miles, and here they come into a tribe that call themselves Ka-kara (east?) (Bates, 1993:4-5).
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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).