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The Malngin were an indigenous Australian people of Western Australia.


Norman Tindale estimated their tribal lands to have encompassed some 5,600 square miles (15,000 km2) and placed their western frontier at Flecker Creek on the upper Ord River. Their north-northeastern extension ran to Lissadell, Rosewood, and the Argyle Downs. Their western boundaries lay around the eastern scarp of the Carr Boyd Range at Carlton Gorge. Their eastern reach ran only so far as the Ord River valley and the lower Negri River. The southern frontier was marked by the junction where the Nicholson River meets the Ord River.[1]

Their neighbours were the Miriwung to their north, and running clockwise, on their eastern wing, in what is now the Northern Territory, were the Mariu.[2] The Djaru lay directly south, and the Gija were along their western flank,[3][4] with the border between the two running north along the track from Halls Creek to Wyndham.[5]

Alternative names

  • Malgin.
  • Malngjin[1]



  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 247.
  2. ^ Davidson 1935, p. 147.
  3. ^ TTB 2016.
  4. ^ AIATSIS.
  5. ^ Tindale 1974, p. 57.


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