Pini people

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The Pini are an indigenous Australian people of Western Australia.


Norman Tindale estimated Pini tribal lands to have encompassed approximately 14,000 square miles (36,000 km2), west of Lake Carnegie and the ephemeral Lake Wells to its south. The land took in Erlistoun Creek and Lake Darlot. Their northern frontier ran as far as Wongawol and Princes Range[1]

Alternative names

  • Piniiri
  • Piniridjara, Biniridjara
  • Pandjanu, Bandjanu (a toponym referring to what is known now as Bandya Station)
  • Banjanu
  • Tjubun
  • Madutjara. (Nangatadjara exonym).
  • Jabura. (Tjalkadjara exonym meaning "northerners.")
  • Birni
  • Buranudjara. (?)
  • Nangaritjara (Tjalkadjara term for their language)
  • Wordako. (apparently indicating the language of the Lake Darlot people).[1]



  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 256.


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