A wordlist by Tindale (1938, in Breen, 2009:246) is the only source for this language.
The word list by Bridgeman and Bucas in Curr (1887 Vol.3 pp. 44-51), which Tindale reported as Ngaro (1974:182) is Wiri E57 according to Breen (2009:227).
The references in Oates (1975:234) are from linguistic surveys, the earliest is Capell who reports 'Information reported by Tindale but nothing recorded' (1963).
Whitsunday Island; ranging over Cumberland Islands; also to mainland at Cape Conway and on mountains east of Proserpine (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).