Sharpe coined the name Yugambeh - Bundjalung as a cover term for a group of dialects from north - east New South Wales and south - east Queensland (2005) and produced a dictionary (on CDROM) of Yugambeh - Bundjalung in 2013.
Nerang Creek E77 is a dialect from the Upper Nerang Creek region in south east Queensland. The lower reaches of the creek encompass the Southport and Burleigh Heads dialects, see Ngarahgwal E79.
Crowley lists four historical sources of wordlists for this area; the data indicate a high cognate count between Nerang Creek (E77) and Nganduwal E78, but sufficient divergence to exclude it as a variety of Nganduwal. Nerang Creek has a lower but significant cognate count with Yugambee E17 (1978:148).
See also: Bundjalung E12; Birihn E72; 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. Documentation for Yugambeh E17 may be relevant.
... spoken at Upper Nerang Creek (Crowley 1978).
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).