Guringay appeared quite frequently in the early records but not in contemporary maps of lists of NSW languages Wafer and Lissarrague (2008:169-170) . Their analysis of Gringai (E95) vocabulary collected by Scott (1929:44-50) and the Taree dialect, i.e. Gadhang E67, reveal that they are dialects of the same language. Wafer and Lissarrague (2008:167-168) treat Gadhang (Taree dialect) E67, Warrimay E2, Guringay (Gringai) and Birrbay E3 as dialects of one language, which they call 'Lower North Coast Language'.
Lissarrague uses the word Gathang E67 as the name of the language spoken by Birrbay E3, Guringay (E95) and Warrimay E2 peoples (2010:1), a practice also used by the online dictionary: http://www.firstvoices.com/fr/GathangGathang: 'We, the Birrbay, Guringay and Warrimay people are connecting with our language, our culture and and our history in reclaiming Gathang, the language of our Ancestors'.
Scott's (1929:44-50) wordlist is about Gringai (E95) culture and language. Lissarrague (2010:12) includes the 'Vocabulary of the Allyn River Black' (Anonymous 1845) among her sources. The documentation score is based on this information. Not to be confused with Kuringgai S62.
... the part of the country lying about Dungog (Howitt 1904:570 as cited in Wafer and Lissarrague 2008:170). ... a sub-branch of numerous native people that once inhabited the lower portions of the Hunter and Karuah River Valleys (Scott 1929:1 as cited in Wafer and Lissarrague 2008:170). ... the district about Paterson (Enright 1901:80 as cited in Wafer and Lissarrague 2008:170). ... an area extending from the Dungog district, extending to parts of Paterson and Gresford districts, and that section of Port Stephens called Carrington' (Haslam et al. 1984:65 as cited in Lissarrague 2010:10)
The Kabook and Watoo People of the Gringai Barrington River Gloucester, NSW: https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2018/08/15/the-kabook-watoo/
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).