Terrill reports the vocabulary in Curr (1887), 'no.136, Port Denison to Cape Gloucester' are all that remains for this language (1998:87).
Breen suspects that Giya is related to Biri E56 and Wirri E57 either as a dialect of Biri language, or a closely related language; he notes that words with intial /gi/ (Giya and githi 'spear') are not a feature of Mari languages (2009:246).
Bowen to St. Helens and Mount Dalrymple; inland to Clarke Range; at Proserpine, Gloucester Head, Gloucester Island, and Repulse Bay; not at Cape Conway (Tindale 1974). The location given by Shea in Curr matches the location Tindale gives (Terrill 1998:87) .
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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).