Sharpe coined the name Yugambeh - Bundjalung as a cover term for a group of dialects from north-east New South Wales and south-east Queensland (2005) and produced a dictionary (on CDROM) of Yugambeh - Bundjalung in 2013.
Wafer and Lissarrague (2008:354) list four 'Tweed-Albert' dialects of 'Coastal Bundjalung' (following Sharpe 2002): Yugambeh (E17) / Mananjahli E76 ("Wangerriburra"); Nerang Creek E77; Ngahnduwal E78; Minyangbal E18.
People names associated with Yugambeh (E17) (yugambeh or yugambir, its probable older form, refers to those who say yugam or yugum for 'no') include Wangerriburra (wanggirbar 'place of the Pretty-faced wallaby'); Birinburra (birihnbar, from birihn 'south'); Bullongin; Gugingin (gugin 'north'); Kombumerri (gumbawmir from gumbaw 'toredo worm, a delicacy'); Migunberri; and Manandjahli E76 (definitions from Sharpe, 2005:2, 7).
See also: Bundjalung E12; Birihn E72; Casino language E73; Ngarabal E92; Dinggabal E16.1; Galibal E15; Geynyan D36; Gidhabal E14; Mananjahli E76; Minyangbal E18; Nerang Creek language E77; Nganduwal E78; Ngarahgwal E79; Nyangbal E75; Wahlubal E16.2; Wehlubal E80; Wiyabal E16; Wudjebal E96.
Beaudesert, Logan and Albert Rivers area (Sharpe 1985). The Yugumbir territory was shaped like a right-angled triangle. The eastern boundary with the Ngaraangbal territory was a line running south from near Beenleigh, through Tamborine Mountain to Binna Burra. The southern boundary with Galibal and Gidabal territory was a line running west along the McPherson Range as far as Mount Ballow. The third side of the triangle, the boundary with Yuggera territory, ran north-east from Mount Ballow to near Beenleigh. Yugumbir territory thus contained all of the upper Albert and Logan valleys, with the exception of Teviot Brook (in Yuggera territory) and with the addition of the headwaters of the Coomera River. The boundary between Yugumbir and Yuggera has been a matter of debate. Several authorities have considered that the boundary was along the Logan River; on that view, Beaudesert and Rathdowney lie on the border. The view adopted here, however, follows the opinion of T.W.Hardcastle, who lived near Boonah and gave careful thought to the question without resolving it precisely. He stated "the natives of the Teviot Valley spoke Yug-gra-bul... The Maroon and Upper Logan aboriginies spoke Yug-um-bir. I could never find their tribal boundaries" (Steele 1984:68).
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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).
Sharpe, Margaret, Marjorie Oakes, Terry Crowley & Jill Fraser-Knowes. 1996. An introduction to the Yugambeh-Bundjalung language and its dialects. Armidale NSW : Armidale College of Advanced Education.
Sharpe, Margaret. 2005. Grammar and texts of the Yugambeh-Bundjalung dialect chain in Eastern Australia. Munich: Lincom.
Allan, John and Lane, John. 2001. The language of the Wangerriburra and neighbouring groups in the Yugambeh region. Kombumerri Aboriginal Corporation for Culture.
Sharpe, Margaret. 2020. Gurgun Mibinyah : Yugambeh, Ngarahngwal, Ngahnduwal : A dictionary and grammar of Mibiny language varieties from the Logan to the Tweed rivers. Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press.
Sharpe, Margaret. 1998. Dictionary of Yugambeh: including neighbouring dialects: Pacific Linguistics C139. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Sharpe, Margaret. 2013. All Yugambeh-Bundjalung dictionary. Armidale, NSW: [The Author] + CDROM.