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


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


Murunitja is closely related to Mirnung and Ngadjunmaya


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]



  1. ^ a b c Tindale 1974, p. 249.


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