Dhuwala (~Dhuwala'mirri) is a Yolngu Matha N230 language, affiliated with the Yirritja moiety. The distinction between Dhuwala (N199) and Dhuwal N198 is sociolectal; they are a "dialect group" with two socially conditioned variants, crosscut by other geographically-based dialects (Morphy 1983:4-5).
Clans affiliated with Dhuwala language include Gumatj N141; Gupapuyŋu N122.1; Birrkili N116.C; Daygurrgurr N96; Guyamirrilili N103; Wubulkarra N88; Madarrpa N111; Makarrwanhalmirri N139.1; Munyuku N200 and Maŋgalili N137.
See also Yolngu Matha N230.
Their country extends northeast of a line running between Castlereagh Bay and the east coast of Arnhem Land at Port Bradshaw, Cape Shield, and as far south as Koolatong River (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).