North East

Dhudhuroa

Dhudhuroa was a language of northeastern Victoria. According to Mathews (1909: 278): The Dhudhuroa was spoken by the Dyinningmiddhang tribe on the Mitta Mitta and Kiewa rivers, and along the Murray valley from Albury to Jingellic. Minyambuta, a dialect of the Dhudhuroa, was …

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Ngurai-illam Wurrung

The Ngarigo is the Aboriginal people group whose traditional lands lie south-east of the Canberra area. According to Norman Tindale in his 1974 catalogue of Australian Aboriginal people groups, the specific areas lands of the Ngarigo are: the Monaro tableland north to Queanbeyan; Bombala River from near …

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Yorta Yorta

The Yorta Yorta Language spoken by all the Yorta Yorta clans, including the Kaitheban, Wollithiga, Moira, Ulupna, Bangerang, Kwat Kwat, Yalaba Yalaba and Ngurai-illiam-wurrung clans.

Bangerang

The Bangerang people who live in the Murray Goulburn area are known as the Bangerang people. Their country covers from near Shepparton across to Echuca, up to Deniliquin (N.S.W.) back across to Finley, down to Katandra and finished back near …

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Waywurru

Earliest reference to language name: 1840 (Robinson Journal)Meaning: unknownSub-dialects: Minjambuta Clark (1993) lists nine variants of the name Waywurru. Blake and Reid (1999) have presented the most detailed analysis of the language materials relevant to this area. The resolution of this report …

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Mogullumbidj

Earliest reference to dialect name: 1840 (Robinson Journal)Meaning: descriptive name referring to appearance (see below)Sub-dialects: none identified Primary references span from 1840 to 1904 (Robinson passim, Thomas Papers; Smyth 1878; Howitt 1904). Howitt considered they formed the eastern most dialect of the …

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