Oates says that this is included by von Brandenstein as part of Wudjari W8, which is a Noongar W41 dialect (1975:90).
Other sources (e.g. South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council 2010) treat it as a distinct Noongar / Nyungar W41 variety and, as Kurinj (W5) language data has been recorded by Laves (MS 2189), Goreng / Koreng is treated as a distinct language in AUSTLANG. The Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny Language Centre assigns the Koreng (W5) clan to the 'Kongal-boyal - South-eastern' dialect, noting the approximate nature of 'how the original 14 recognised Noongar Clans have been drawn into 3 main dialects'.
See also the record for Noongar / Nyungar W41 for a discussion about the relationship between Noongar / Nyungar people names and language/dialect names.
From Gairdner River to Pallinup (Salt) River; at Bremer Bay; inland to Jeramungup, Pingrup, Nampup (= Nyabing), Badgebup, and Kibbleup near Broome Hill; south to Stirling Range; at Gnowangerup and Ongerup; west to Cranbrook and Tambellup but not originally at Kojonup or Qualeup; they moved west in earliest settlement times under pressure from Wudjari (Tindale 1974).
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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).