Tindale (1974:166) uses Dalla as a language name with several varieties including Dalla, Dungidau E20, Nalbo E90, Dungibara E87 and Garumga E88, commenting that each of them spoke slightly different dialects. Jones (1990:9) describes the Jinibara group as 'an alliance of four groups: Nalbo, Dalla (Dallambara), Dungidau and Garumnga E88'. Kite and Wurm describe Dala (E25) as a Waga-Waga E28 dialect, the others being Wuli-Wuli E89, Djagunda E27, Duungidjawu E20, Waga-Waga (which indicates this is used as both a language name and a dialect name), Barunggam D40, Nalbo E90 and Giabal D41 (2004:4).
Their lands went across the Conondale Range (the mountains at the head of the Mary River) and the Blackall Range. They extended as far north as Kenilworth Bluff and to the south as far as Woodford. Burgalba Lagoon on the Stanley River was part of their territory (Steele 1983 Aboriginal pathways in southeast Queensland and the Richmond River according to Kite and Wurm 2004: 5). ... an 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). ... the mountains at the head of the Mary River - known now as the Conondale Range - and extended into the Mary River Valley. (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).