Arnga

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The Arnga are an indigenous Australian people of the northern Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Name

The Arnga, like the Yeidji/Gwini and Miwa lack a self-defining tribal ethnonym, and for that reason have generally been called the Forrest River people.[1]

Country

Arnga country in Norman Tindale's estimation covered some 2,700 square miles (7,000 km2) of the land south of the Forrest River. It included areas along the King and Pentecost rivers, running west of the Wyndham Gulf to the Durack River, Their inland extension was not deep, going only as far as the river gorges.[2]

Alternative names

  • Woljamidi, Woljamiri.
  • Molyamidi.
  • Kuluwara, Kuluwaran.
  • Guluwarin.
  • Kolaia.
  • Arawari.
  • Arawodi.
  • ?Yamandil.[2]

Notes

Citations

  1. ^ McGregor 2013, p. 42.
  2. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 239.

Sources

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