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The Gadjalivia were an indigenous Australian people of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. They are now regarded as extinct.


Arthur Capell classified the Gadjalivia language (Gudjälavia) as a dialect of Burarra.[1]


Norman Tindale estimated that their lands encompassed some 200 square miles (520 km2),[2] inland to the west of the Blyth River.[3]


Following a drastic reduction in their numbers, remnants of the tribe, surviving around the Csdell River, are said to have been assimilated into the Nagara.[2]

Alternative names

  • Gajalivia.
  • Gudjalibi.
  • Gudalavia.
  • Gudjaliba.
  • Gadjalibi.
  • Gadjalibir.[2]



  1. ^ Capell 1942, p. 374-376.
  2. ^ a b c Tindale 1974, p. 225.
  3. ^ Berndt & Berndt 1951, p. 36.


  • Berndt, Ronald Murray; Berndt, Catherine Helen (1951). Sexual behaviour in Western Arnhem Land. Viking Fund Publications in Anthropology. Johnson Reprint Corporation, New Haven.
  • Capell, A. (June 1942). "Languages of Arnhem Land, North Australia". Oceania. 12 (4): 364–392. JSTOR 40327959.
  • Keen, Ian (December 1982). "How Some Murngin Men Marry Ten Wives: The Marital Implications of Matrilateral Cross-Cousin Structures". Man. New Series. 17 (4): 620–642. JSTOR 2802037.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Gadjalivia (NT)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University.
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