Formerly the code (S58) had the reference name Wadi Wadi (S58) in AUSTLANG.
Besold treats Wodi Wodi as a local group name from the Illawarra area (Wollongong down to Jervis Bay) whose language is a southern dialect of Dharrawal S59 (2012-13:2). Eades (1976) concludes that Wodi Wodi refers to the same language as Dharawal S59. See also Gweagal and Northern Dharawal D63.
North of Shoalhaven River to Wollongong; Illa-warra district (Tindale 1974).
Illawarra area, Wollongong down to Jervis Bay (Besold 2012-13:2).
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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).