Eades writes that Ngamba: (E5) is similar to Gumbaynggir E7 but its status as a Gumbaynggir dialect or a separate language is not known (1979:251).
Laves describes Ngambar (E5) as 'different from daŋati' E6, but the difference is not specified (in Wafer & Lissarrague, 2008:196-197).
Morelli refers to Ngambaa as the 'Worrell Creek tribe' inferring a group or clan name (2008:100). Wafer and Lissarrague leave unresolved the linguistic affiliations of Ngambarr (E5) with respect to Dhanggati E6 and Gumbaynggirr E7 (2008:197).
There is an association with a similar word, 'Ngamba', and country further south. Tindale places this between the Manning River and Port Macquarie, including the vicinity of Rollands Plains (1974:197).
Macksville town (Laves 1929:1131 - as quoted in Lissarrague 2000).
Tindale 1974 locates Ngambaa south of Ngaku, which contradicts the location shown on the map by Eades 1979.
Ngambar occupied the Nambucca River (Radcliffe-Brown (1929:400).
Ngambaa - Warrell Creek tribe (Morelli, 2008:100).
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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).