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Keiadjara, otherwise written Kiyajarra,[1] were an indigenous Australian people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia.


The name was also current among the Pitjantjatjara, but as one of their names for the Wenamba.[2]


The extent of their area is unknown, but they were located southeast of the Mandjildjara territory and south and east of the Putidjara. It ran, apparently, eastwards from an otherwise unknown site called Kolajuru, a week's trek from Tjundutjundu on the Canning Stock Route[3] According to Ronald Berndt, the Keiadjara lived between Lake Disappointment and Lake Carnegie.[3][4]

Alternative names

  • Keiatara.
  • Keredjara
  • Kiadjara.
  • Giadjara.
  • Gijadjara.
  • Targudi, Tjargudi.
  • Djargudi, Targoodi.
  • Kalgoneidjara.
  • Kalguni.[2]



  1. ^ Tonkinson 1989, p. 106.
  2. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 245.
  3. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 244-245.
  4. ^ Berndt 1959, pp. 94–95.


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