Tindale includes Buluguda W17, Damala W16 and Daguda W15 as local groups of Nhanda W14 in the Hamelin Pool area; Blevins points out that the ending -gurda is a Malgana W18 comitative suffix, and given their location Buluguda and Daguda are likely local groups of Malgana. This is supported by Nhanda people in the Northhampton area, who refer to these groups as Malgana (in Blevins, 2001: 2-3).
The WA Handbook treats Buluguda as a language name, citing a word list in Wells (1893) 'Vocabularies of words and phrases with translations', pp. 192-207 in the Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition.
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966:37) group Buluguda with Targuda W15, Damala W16, Watjanti W13 and Malgana W14 as communalects. Gargett (2011:2-3) ventures that they were likely groups of Malgana, the names referring to locations rather than distinct groups, but he cautions that more evidence is needed to substantiate this claim.
Edel Land Peninsula, Tahmahlee Well, WA. (Oates & Oates 1970:58).
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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).