The data for this Biri E56 dialect from Central Queensland are scarce and are based on two wordlists, one of which is doubtful; the word 'miyan' means 'man', also occurs in Yirandhali L42 and WakaWaka E28 (Breen, 2009:227). Other spellings and names include Mian and Munkibura (Capell, 1963), but see Yilba E55.
Other dialects of the Biri language include Biri E56, Yangga E52, Yilba E55, Wirri E57, Gabulbarra E45, Baradha E48, Baranha E53, Yambina E51, Yetimarala E63, Garaynbal E38, Gangulu E40 and the Brown River language (Breen, 2009).
Lower Belyando River north to southern headwaters of Cape River and Mount Douglas; at Bulliwallah; west to the Dividing Range; south to Lake Galilee and Labona (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).