Language groups of Aboriginal people

Aboriginal families and groups have different names for the areas of country where they have lived for generations, they do not go by the State names as we know it.

Aboriginal people also go by the name of that area where they and their families have lived.

If we go by each State as we know it, the equivalent area would also stretch beyond those boundaries.

Victoria - Koorie

New South Wales - Koori, Goorie, Coorie, Murri, Koorie

South Australia - Nunga, Nyungar, Nyoongah

West Australia - Nyungar, Nyoongar

Northern Territory - Yolngu (Arnhem Land or Top End) Anangu (Centre)

Queensland - Murri

Tasmania - Koori, Palawa


Aboriginal people also will refer to themselves and their families by the areas of country that they have lived in for generations.

Bundjalung - Yamba, Grafton, Gold Coast

Dunghutti/Thungutti - Kempsey

Eora - sydney, La Perouse

Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay/Gomeroi - Goondiwindi, Tamworth, Lightning Ridge

Tharawal/Dharawal - Woolongong, Kiama

Wiradjuri - Gilgandra, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst

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