Dixon describes this as a dialect of Dyirbal Y123; Gulngay (Y126) is spoken by Malanbara people. (1972: 23-24).
Other Dyirbal language varieties are: Dyiru Y124 (Dyirubagala people), Ngadyan Y121 (Ngadyandyi people), Dyirbal Y123 (Dyirbalngan or Dyirbaldyi people), Giramay Y127 (Giramaygan people) and Mamu Y122 (Waribara, Dulgubara, Bagirigabara, Dyiribara Y151 and Mandubara people) (1972:24, 2002).
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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).
Dixon, R. M. W. 1972. The Dyirbal language of north Queensland. London: Cambridge University Press.