Oates (1975:74) lists Bundjuwanga A75 as a dialect of Nyamal and says it was studied and termed by von Brandenstein as 'heavy' Njamal (A58).
No item with the name Bundjuwanga is found in MURA but there may be Bundjuwanga data described as being on the Nyamal (A58) language, particularly amongst von Brandenstein's manuscripts.
On the Coongan and Shaw rivers to their headwaters and on the lower reaches of the de Grey River west of Barramine almost to Mulyie and Wodgina; at Marble Bar, Nullagine, Hillside, Bamboo Springs, and Warrawoona. Njamal also inhabit the headwaters of the Yule and Turner rivers east of Wodjina. They are the ['Pundju ] or 'heavy' speakers of Njamal (Tindale 1974).
Bundjuwanga: Area encompassing headwaters of Turner, Shaw and Coongan Rivers, Studied by von Brandenstein who termed it 'heavy' Njamal (Oates 1975:74).
Contemporary location: Yandeyarra, Port Hedland, Warralong (Dixon 2011:39).
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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).
Burgman, Albert. 2007. Nyamal dictionary: English-Nyamal finderlist and topical wordlist 2007. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
Burgman, Albert. 2007. Nyamal dictionary 2007. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. (CD ROM)