Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Laia (QLD)
LocationNorth of Palmer River; east to the Dividing Range; west to the head of the Alice River. The name Kokobatha apparently belongs not to this tribe, but their southern neighbors, the Kokomini. The term Kokowara is also a valid name for a tribe farther east which does not appear to be closely related.
Co-ordinates143°25'E x 15°40'S
Area2,100 sq. m. (5,500 sq. km.)
ReferencesDutton, 1901; Sharp, 1939; Tindale, 1940.
Alternative NamesKoko Laia, Kokowara (Koko-jelandji term, means poor or bad speech), Coo-coo-warra.
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.

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale