Watjarri

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The 'Wadjari are an indigenous Australian people located in the Mid west region of Western Australia.

Language

Watjarri is one of the Kartu languages.[1]

Country

Wadjari lands located in the Mid West region, encompassed an estimated 35,000 square miles (91,000 km2) of tribal territory. To the north they ranged as far as the hills above Lyons River headwaters, including Mount Isabella and the Teano and Waldburg ranges. The upper Gascoyne River also formed part of their traditional lands. Their western borders were around Byro and the Dalgety Downs, and west of the Three Rivers. The Wadjari also were present at Erivilla, and Milgun and as far south as Cheangwa and the Roderick and upper Sanford rivers.[2]

Notes

Citations

  1. ^ Koch 2004, p. 36.
  2. ^ Tindale 1974, pp. 257–258.

Sources

  • "AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia". AIATSIS.
  • "Tindale Tribal Boundaries" (PDF). Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Western Australia. September 2016.
  • Douglas, Wilfred H. (1981). "Watjarri". In Dixon, Robert M. W.; Blake, Barry J. Handbook of Australian Languages. Volume 2. John Benjamins Publishing. pp. 197–272. ISBN 978-9-027-27354-3.
  • Koch, Harold (2004). "A methodological history of Australian linguistic classification". In Bowern, Claire; Koch, Harold. Australian Languages: Classification and the comparative method. John Benjamins Publishing. pp. 17–59. ISBN 978-9-027-29511-8.
  • McConvell, P.; Thieberger, Nicholas (November 2001). "State of Indigenous languages in Australia 2001" (PDF). Department of the Environment and Heritage.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Wadjari (WA)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University.
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