Kite and Wurm describe Duungidjawu (E20) as a Waga-Waga E28 dialect, the others being Wuli-Wuli E89, Dala E25, Waga-Waga (which indicates this is used as both a language name and a dialect name), Barunggam D40, Nalbo E90, Djagunda E27and Giabal D41 (2004:4).
Tindale treats Dungidau as a people name and dialect of Dalla E25; he lists Djunggidjau (E20) as an alternative name of Dalla E25 (1974:166).
Jones describes the Jinibara group as 'an alliance of four groups: Nalbo E90, Dalla (Dallambara) E25, Dungidau (E20) and Garumnga E88' (1990:9).
West from Caboolture to Gunundjin (At the junction of the Stanley and Brisbane Rivers), then northwest up the Brisbane River to Moore. From there it went northeast to the Jimna Range and then southeast through Mount Kilcoy and Villeneuve to Durundur. The bourndary then went in a line back down through Woodford to Caboolture (Winterbotham 1957 Gaiarbaus story of the Jinibara tribe of south east Queensland (and its neighbours) as quoted by Kite and Wurm 2004:5).
... the area bounded by the Garumngar to the south and the Dallambara to the north; the western boundary (with the Dungibara) was the Brisbane River, while the eastern boundary (with the Nalbo) was a line from Woodford to Caboolture (Steele 1984:254).
... starting from the junction of the Stanley and Brisbane Rivers called by them Gunundjin, which means hollow place, it followed the Brisbane River up on its east bank to Mooretown (Wung:ar), from there cut across country eastwards to the Jimna Range (dji:mna means a place of leeches). It then went in a south easterly direction, through Mount Kilcoy, Willeneuve, and Neurum to Durundur which in the native language means witchetty grub. From there it continued in an almost straight line to Cabloolture (cabul means carpet snake), and from there went straight west to the starting point (Winterbotham, MS 45, p. 9).
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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).
Kite, Susanne and Wurm, Stephen. 2004. The Duungidjawu language of southeast Queensland: grammar, texts and vocabulary: Pacific Linguistics 553. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.