Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Djankun (QLD)
LocationFrom Mount Mulligan and Thornborough south to Almaden; east to Dimbulah near head of Walsh River; west to Mungana. Mathews listed this tribe twice under two different versions of the name. Richards (1926) gave a wrong picture of the size of the area occupied by this tribe-he probably meant miles square instead of square miles but was still in error. The term Mutju was given one as an alternative for Djankun.
Co-ordinates144°50'E x 17°5'S
Area1,300 sq. m. (3,400 sq. km.)
ReferencesMowbray and Davidson in Curr, 1880; Parry-Okeden, 1897; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6464); Roth, 1910; Richards, 1926; McConnel, 1939-1940; Sharp, 1939; Tindale, 1940, 1963 MS; Dixon, 1966, 1969 MS.
Alternative NamesNgaikungu (valid alternative), Dyangun, Chungki, Dyangunbari, Djandnandi, Chunkunburra, Chunkunberry, Changunberries, Shanganburra, Kokotjangun (Koko-je-landji term), Kokomutju (name used by tribes to north), Mutju, Ngaikungo, Ngaikungo-i (based on place name with suffix -i or -il).
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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