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The Njakinjaki were an indigenous Australian people of southern Western Australia.


Njakinjaki traditional territory embraced some 12,000 square miles (31,000 km2) of land. They were east of Lake Grace, at Newdegate, Mount Stirling, Bruce Rock, Kellerberrin, and Merredin. Their western frontier was through to Jitarning. Their southern reaches went as far as Lake King, and Mount Madden. The eastern boundaries ran along the area close to Lake Hope and Mount Holland.[1]

Some words

  • mamon. (father)
  • knockan. (mother)
  • dooda. (tame dog)
  • yokkine. (wild dog)
  • koolongnop. (baby)
  • .jennok. (whiteman)[2]



  1. ^ Tindale 1974, p. 253.
  2. ^ Goldsworthy 1886, p. 384.


  • "AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia". AIATSIS.
  • "Tindale Tribal Boundaries" (PDF). Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Western Australia. September 2016.
  • Goldsworthy, Roger Tuckfield (1886). "Mt Stirling. Kokar Tribe" (PDF). In Curr, Edward Micklethwaite. The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia and the routes by which it spread itself over the continent. Volume 1. Melbourne: J. Ferres. pp. 384–385.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Njakinjaki (WA)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University.
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