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

AIATSIS (Austr. Inst. of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)
K.35 Wilawila (click)

SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics)
UNG NGARINYIN --> Ungarinjinic (2) --> --> Wororan (7) (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

Wular (language name ?)
Taib (grp on Carson River)
Munumbara (grp on Forrest River)
Andedja (grp southern Forrest River)
Karlari (grp on Drysdale River)
Piarngongo (grp at Mount Beatrice)
Ullumbuloo ?
* Ngarinyin

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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.

Carson River; Drysdale River; Durack River; Gibb River; Mount Connelly; Forrest River; Mount Beatrice;

Bibliographic references for this record

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

HERNANDEZ T. 1941. Children among the Drysdale River tribes. Oceania, 12(2), p. 122-33.

HERNANDEZ T. 1941. Social Organization of the Drysdale River Tribes. Oceania, 11, p. 211-32.

KABERRY P.M. 1935. The Forrest River and Lyne River Tribes of North-West Australia. Oceania, 5(4), p. 408-36.

MOWALJARLAI D. & PECK C. 1987. Ngarinyin cultural continuity: a project to teach the young people the culture, including the re-painting of Wandjina rock art sites [with editorial by D Horton]. Australian Aboriginal studies, 2, p. 1, 71-8.

RUMSEY A. 1984. Meaning and use in Ngarinyin kin classification: a rejoinder to Scheffler [reply to 'Meaning and use in Ngarinyin kin classification' by H.W. Scheffler]. Oceania, 54, p. 323-31.

SCHEFFLER H.W. 1984. Meaning and use in Ngarinyin kin classification [comment on 'Kinship and context among the Ngarinyin' by A. Rumsey]. Oceania. University of Sydney, Sydney. 193O (1) , 54, p. 310-22.

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