... spoken originally between the Murray and the Balranald district of NSW and as far north as the Lachlan (Hercus 1986:101). East of Lake Victoria, along Murray River west to Balranald, but excluding area between Wentworth and Euston which is occupried by Letji Letji. West of Lachlan River, northern boundary being between Pooncarie and Menindee (Horgen's map 2004). On Murrumbidgee River at Balranald; southwest to Murray River; west to near Lake Benanee; at Reedy Lake; north to west of Carrawathal (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).
Hercus, Luise. 1986. Outline of the Madimadi language. In Victorian languages: a late survey: Pacific Linguistics B77. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics .