Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Koara (WA)
LocationFrom Morgans and Leonora west to Mount Ida, Lake Barlee, and Sandstone; north to Gidgee, Mount Sir Samuel, and Lake Darlot; east to Mount Zephyr; northwestern boundary west of Sandstone. There is an alternative name Konindjara. In the Wadjari and several other tongues ['konin] means 'poor fellow' or 'I am a poor fellow.' It thus has possible implications of tribal shifts out of the desert at some time in the past. It is the basis of the name given to the tribe by the Pini and other tribes to the east. Koara itself, although here seemingly a valid name, has connotations of peaceable or friendly recent arrivals.
Co-ordinates120°15'E x 28°10'S
Area18,100 sq. m. (47,100 sq. km.)
ReferencesTindale, 1940, 1966 MS; Berndt, 1959, 1964.
Alternative NamesGo:ara, Goara, Guwara, Konindja (of eastern tribes), Konindjara, Waula (i.e., 'northerners' of the Waljen).
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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