Breen assumes that Gabulbarra (E45) is a people name which refers to a group from Central Queensland who spoke a Biri E56 dialect. The name is based on 'gabul' the word for 'carpet snake' thus 'carpet snake people'. There is no linguistic information available for Gabulbarra (2009:228-9).
Dialects of the Biri language include Biri E56, Yangga E52, Yilba E55, Miyan E50, Wirri E57, Baradha E48, Baranha E53, Yambina E51, Yetimarala E63, Garaynbal E38, Gangulu E40 and the Brown River language (Breen, 2009).
West of Mackenzie and Isaac rivers to Peak Range; north nearly to Cotherstone (Tindale 1974).
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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).