Wariangga

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The Wariangga are an indigenous Australian people of Western Australia.

Country

According to Norman Tindale's estimation the Wariangga's tribal lands stretched over approximately 1,700 square miles (4,400 km2) in the Gascoyne region, covering areas of the Upper Lyons River, and including also Gifford and Minnie creeks, Edmund and the area east of Maroonah.[1] Tindale states also that they held to a strict maintenance of boundaries. Their neighbours were the Tenma to the north, the Dyiwali to their northeast, the Ninanu directly east, the Watjarri southeast, the Malgaru at their southern limits, and the Tharrkari due west.

Social organization

The Wariangga did not practice circumcision. Their marriage system was described by Daisy Bates.[2]

Alternative names

  • Wariengga, Warianga, Warienga, Warrijangga.
  • Woorienga, Woorenga.
  • Wariwongga,Wari-wonga, Warriwonga.[1]

Notes

Citations

  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 259.
  2. ^ Bates 1914, p. 393.

Sources

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