Badimaya has been classified as one of the Kartu languages of the Pama–Nyungan family. Thanks to Mt Magnet elder Ollie George, the last fluent speaker of the language, along with assistance from the Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga Language Centre, significant language documentation work was carried out between the early 1990s and 2018. In 2013, three short story books combining Badimaya language and photography were produced as part of the On Badimaya Country series. A Badimaya Dictionary and wordlist (Badimaya Guwaga) were produced in 2014. An art and language project, Nganang Badimaya Wangga, was collaboratively produced in 2017 by the Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga Language Centre, with artists from Yamaji Art and Wirnda Barna Artists. The project produced a book of more than 20 stories of Ollie's life entitled Nganang Badimaya Wangga: Yarns with Gami Ollie George, a short video about Ollie by ABC Open Producer Chris Lewis, and an exhibition of the artworks created for the project, which continues to travel Australia.
Wagner, Johanna; George, Ollie (2013). On Badimaya country: Mount Magnet. Translated by James Bednall. designed by REV Design. Geraldton, WA Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health. ISBN978-0-9871566-6-2.