Yaegl people use the term Yaygirr to refer to the language (Morelli 2012:1). Yaygirr is a Pama-Nyungan language and sits with Gumbaynggirr E7 in the Gumbaynggirric group.
Yaygirr is a language name and is also one of four dialects: Yaygirr, Yirraygirr E99, Yunggaya E9 and Birriin E72 (Morelli, 2012:1). Birihn E72 is also desribed as a dialect of Bundjalung E12 (Crowley 1978 and Sharpe 2005).
Yaygirr consonants include three rhotics, a retroflex continuant/tap and one voiced and one voiceless alveolar trill (Morelli, 2012:158).
... coastal strip from Coffs Harbour to Evans Head, extended no further inland than Cowper on the Clarence River (Crowley 1979).
On the map by Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative, Yaygir doesn't stretch as south as Coffs Harbour. ... around the mouth of the Clarence River (ALRRC).
Lower Clarence River from Grafton to the sea; northern boundary not clearly established (Tindale 1974). Contemporary location : Yamba, McLean, Red Rock
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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).
Crowley, Terry. 1979. Yaygir. In Handbook of Australian languages, vol 1, eds. RMW Dixon and B Blake, 363-384. Canberra: Australian National University Press.
Flynn, Rita. 1996. Yaygirr to English dictionary. Coffs Harbour: R Flynn.