|Location||Forrest River from seacoast of Cambridge Gulf to Milligan ranges; south to Steere Hills; north to Mount Carty and Lyne River. The term Gwini usually given for these people is a directional one basically meaning 'east' or 'easterners' and is applied by the inland peoples including those at Kalumburu. Another version suggests that ['Kujini] means 'lowlanders' or 'bottom people' because they live near the sea. The term Miwa meaning 'saltwater,' hence Miwadange, saltwater people, applies to them but is not here a tribal name as it is farther to the west. The Guragona horde treated in this work as Wenambal may belong here.|
|Co-ordinates||127°55'E x 15°10'S|
|Area||1,000 sq. m. (2,600 sq. km.)|
|References||Elkin, 1933; Kaberry, 1935, 1939; Capell, 1940, 1956; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS; Coaldrake, 1954 MS; Birdsell, 1954 MS; Lucich, 1966 MS.|
|Alternative Names||Yeidji, Yeithi, Gwi:ni, Gwini, Kuini ('easterners,' name applied by the people at Kalumburu Mission), Kujini, Gu:jini, Ombalkari (place name east of the Forrest River Mission), Umbalgari, Miwu (said to be language name), Miwadange ('saltwater people'), Waringnari (error for Waringari, has a derogatory meaning, implying cannibalism), Morokorei (name of horde at Forrest River Mission).|
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.