Baranha is a Biri E56 dialect from Central Queensland. A short text in Tindale (1938, in Breen 2009:229) compares the dialect name Baranha (E53) with the dialect name Baradha E48; the interdental stop in Baradha is clearly attested and Breen reconstructs Baranha on this basis.
An alternative name Parnabal is a place name some distance to the south from country associated with Baranha (Breen, 2009:229).
A word list in Curr (1887), 'Fort Cooper: Aminungo tribe' (no. 145) is described by Oates and Oates as 'possibly' referring to Barna (E53) (1970:173). Breen describes the Fort Cooper wordlist as Wirri E57, another Biri E56 dialect (2009:227).
Other dialects of the Biri language include Biri E56, Yangga E52, Yilba E55, Miyan E50, Wirri E57, Gabulbarra E45, Baradha E48, Yambina E51, Yetimarala E63, Garaynbal E38, Gangulu E40 and the Brown River language (Breen, 2009).
Headwaters of Isaac River, west to Denham Range; south to Cotherstone; at Grosvenor Downs (Tindale 1974:165).
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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).