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The Kaneang were an indigenous Australian people of Western Australia.


The Kaneang traditional lands enclosed some 4,800 square miles (12,000 km2) of territory. On the Upper Blackwood River. The eastern boundary was formed by the line that runs from Katanning, Tambellup, Cranbrook, and Tenterden. Kaneang lands took in Kojonup, Qualeup, Donnybrook, Greenbushes and Bridgetown. They camped around the headwaters of both the Warren and Frankland rivers and along the southern bank of the Collie River as far as Collie.[1]

Alternative names

  • Kunjung/Kunyung (Koreng exonym)
  • Kadbaranggara (Wiilman exonym from ka:la, "fire")
  • Jabururu (Menang word meaning "northerners")
  • Yobberore
  • Uduc-Harvey tribe
  • Kaleap (toponym)
  • Qualeup, Qualup, Quailup
  • Waal[1]

Some words

  • mammon (farther)
  • nongan (mother)
  • yungar (kangaroo)
  • weja (emu)
  • dwoda (tame dog)
  • yakkine (wild dog)
  • iunja (white man)
  • gootang-boola (children)
  • quabba (good)
  • wakine (bad)[2]



  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 244.
  2. ^ Small 1886, pp. 358–359.


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