Ngombal

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The Ngombal, also known as the Ngumbarl, are an indigenous Australian people of Western Australia.

Language

Adequate documentation of the language spoken by the Ngumbarl is lacking, but the evidence suggests it was one of the Nyulnyulan languages, with William McGregor speculating that it may have belonged to the western branch.[1]

Country

In Norman Tindale's estimation, the Ngombal's tribal lands covered some 1,200 square miles (3,100 km2). They were a coastal people with an inland territorial reach of about 30 miles, located between the Djaberadjabera to their north, the Nimanburu to the east, the Yawuru to the southeast and the Djugun to their south.[2][3]

Alternative names

  • Ngormbal.
  • Ngombaru.[4]
  • Ngumbarl.[2]

Notes

Citations

  1. ^ McGregor 2013, pp. 40–41.
  2. ^ a b AIATSIS.
  3. ^ TTB 2016.
  4. ^ Tindale 1974, p. 252.

Sources

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