Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Arakwal (NSW)
LocationFrom Ballina and northern bank of Richmond River to Cape Byron; south to Ballina where they met Widje hordes of the Badjelang; inland to Lismore, Casino, and Coraki. A vocabulary principally identified with this tribe is given by Rankin; one horde was called 'Bullina' (after which Ballina is named).
Co-ordinates153°20'E x 28°50'S
Area700 sq. m. (1,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesEdwards, Ross and Hogan in Curr, 1887; Livingstone in Threlkeld, 1892; Rankin, 1900; Evans, 1903; Hargrave, 1903; Tindale, 1940, and MS.
Alternative NamesNaiang, Coo-al, Kahwul, Njung, Nyung, Lismore tribe, Kogung, Yawkum-yore (['ji:kum] = no), Jawjumjeri.
This information is reproduced from NB Tindale's Aboriginal Tribes of Australia (1974). Please be aware that much of the data relating to Aboriginal language group distribution and definition has undergone revision since 1974. Please note also that this catalogue represents Tindale's attempt to depict Aboriginal tribal distribution at the time of European contact.

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