Morelli describes Birriin (E72) as a dialect of Yaygirr E10 (2012:1). However, Birihn is generally considered a dialect of the Yugambeh - Bundjalung dialect chain (Crowley 1978 and Sharpe 2005).
Wafer and Lissarrague describe it as a Middle-Clarence dialect, meaning 'south' and is described as the dialect from the Rappville area (2008:356-357).
See also other language varieties in the Bundjalung - Yugembeh dialect chain: Bundjalung E12; Casino language E73; Ngarabal E92; Dinggabal E16.1; Galibal E15; Geynyan D36; Gidhabal E14; Mananjahli E76; Minyangbal E18; Nerang Creek language E77; Nganduwal E78; Ngarahgwal E79; Nyangbal E75; Wahlubal E16.2; Wehlubal E80; Wiyabal E16; Wudjebal E96 and Yugambeh E17.
See Bundjalung E12 for items in the catalogue which may include information about this language variety.
Around Rappville area (Sharpe 1985).
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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).