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Noongar language groups

Yued, also spelled Juat, are an indigenous Noongar people located north of Perth.


According to Ngepal, the last traditional male survivor of the Whadjuk tribe, the ethnonym was pronounced as I:wat.[1] Juat meant "no".[1]


The Juat's traditional lands encompassed an estimated 6,500 square miles (17,000 km2), in the area north of Perth. It included Gingin, Moora, New Norcia and ran along the Moore River, and Cape Leschenault. The northernmost boundary was around Hill River. The eastern inland frontier was about Miling and the Victoria Plains.[1]

Social organization

The Juat had six classificatory terms for their marriage sections:

  • Tirarop
  • N-Oiognop
  • Palarop
  • Tondorop
  • Mondorop
  • Jitagiok[2]

Alternative names

  • I:wat.
  • Yued.
  • New Norcia tribe.
  • Minnalyungar (an exonym by northern tribes, signifying "southerners")
  • Jaburu-jungara. (Whadjuk exonym, bearing the sense of "northerners" (jaburu=north))
  • Tirarop.
  • Jabanwongi. (language name)[1]

Some words

  • mamman (father)
  • n-angan (mother)
  • dura umbanon (domesticated dog)
  • dura waiwe (wild dog)
  • culanmede (young man)
  • nitin/chiargar (white man)
  • kaya (no)[3]



  1. ^ a b c d Tindale 1974, p. 243.
  2. ^ Salvado 1886, p. 320.
  3. ^ Salvado 1886, pp. 318–319.


  • "AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia". AIATSIS.
  • "Tindale Tribal Boundaries" (PDF). Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Western Australia. September 2016.
  • Salvado, Rosendo (1886). "New Norcia and Leschenault Bay" (PDF). In Curr, Edward Micklethwaite (ed.). 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. 318–321.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Juat (WA)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.

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