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The Mandjindja are an indigenous Australian people of Western Australia.


According to Norman Tindale's estimate,[a] the Mandjindja's territory extended over roughly 21,000 square miles (54,000 km2), in the sandhill terrain south of the Warburton Range, from a place called Papakula. Their western extension went ass far as the Gillen and Throssell lakes. Their southern boundaries lay around Amy Rocks and the Saunders Range. Their eastern confines; lay around Lengama, identified provisorily as somewhere possibly east of the Sydney Yeo Chasm. They took in also Wardadikanja in the southeast.[2]

Alternative names

  • Mandjindjara.
  • Mandjindji.
  • Mangundjara.
  • Mandjindjiwongga.
  • Manjinjiwonga.
  • Mantjila.
  • Mangula.
  • Kalgonei.
  • Kalgoneidjara (Ngaatjatjarra language name for the Mandjindja and Wenamba).
  • Nanggarangku.(Pitjantjatjara exonym used of the Mandjindja and the Ngalea, bearing the sense of 'hostile men')
  • Mandshindshi.[2]


  1. ^ Tindale's estimates particularly for the peoples of the Western desert are not considered to be accurate.[1]


  1. ^ Tonkinson 1989, p. 101.
  2. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 247.


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