Baanbay is an inland dialect of Gumbaynggirr E7 spoken in the Guyra region of the Northern Tablelands. See also Gambalamam E85 and Nymboidan E98. An early description occurs in Mathews (1903).
Guyra, Ben Lomond, Wollomombi, and Kookarabooka (Kookabookra) (Mathews 1903 in Eades 1979).
... around Wollomombi, Oban, Ben Lomond and the catchment area of the Boyd and Mitchell River systems generally (Crowley 1976:19) ... area embracing Ben Lomond, Glencoe, Marowan, Mt. Mitchell and Kookabookra (MacPherson 1904:678)
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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).