Murunitja

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The Murunitja are an indigenous Australian tribe of Western Australia located within the Goldfields-Esperance region.

Name

The ethnonym Murunitja appears to derive for a word murun, meaning a 'stout person,' referring to the characteristic build of the tribe.[1]

Language

Murunitja is closely related to Mirnung and Ngadjunmaya

Country

Murunitja country covered about 11,000 square miles (28,000 km2) from the northern edge of the Nullarbor Plain at Naretha to Loongana. They also ranged as far as Rawlinna and the Walawuluna Rockhole.[1]

Alternative names

  • Mooroon.
  • Murnidja.
  • Mara. (?)
  • Kogara. ('east')[1]

Notes

Citations

  1. ^ a b c Tindale 1974, p. 249.

Sources

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