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EAA (Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia, Horton ed.)
* Kija

AIATSIS (Austr. Inst. of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)
K.20 Kija (click)

SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics)
GIA KITJA --> Kitjic (1) --> --> Djeragan (3) (number of languages in each group or family between brackets)
State: WA
(please be aware that this map is NOT hand-drawn, but machine generated using approximate coordinates adjusted from Tindale's records. This map is only here to provide a very general idea of the location)

map of location of tribe

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Alternative names found in the literature for this group

Kidja Gidja Kitja
Kuitj (by Ngarinjin)
Gwidji Guwidji
* Kija
Lungga (by southern tribes)
Djara (modern northern term)
Miwa (language name by Ngarinjin)
Tjarak (modern by Ngarinjin)
Kutnalawaru (by western tribes)

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Place and geographical locations that are often associated to this group.
Please note that these are places that were or are mentioned in the literature, some are inaccurate. Under no circumstances can this list be used in the context of any sorts of claims, indigenous or not.

Alice Downs; Bluff Face Range; Chamberlain River; Durack Range; Fig Tree Pool; Hall Creek; High Range; Lissadell; Margaret River; McPhee Creek; Ramsay Range; Salmond River; Stony River; Sugarloaf Hill; Turkey Creek Station; Wilson River;

Bibliographic references for this record

I suggest you also use the above-mentioned AIATSIS name in the AIATSIS MURA catalogue for bibliographic references

KABERRY P.M. 1937. Subsections in the East and South Kimberley division. Oceania, 7(4), p. 36-58.

PIDDINGTON R. 1970. Irregular mariages in Australia. Oceania, 40(4), p. 329-43.

SCARLETT N.H. 1985. A preliminary account of the ethnobotany of the Kija people of Bungle Bungle outcamp. Canberra: Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University..

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