Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Maljangapa (NSW)
LocationMilparinka, N.S.W., and head of Yancannie Creek; east to beyond Mount Arrowsmith, south to about Mootwingee and Sturt Meadow. (In the 1940 edition the territory listed included in error that of the Ngurunta, which see). In early accounts the tribal area is sometimes given as extending too far to the east presumably because of post-European migration. They practiced only circumcision as a rite of male initiation.
Co-ordinates141°30'E x 30°40'S
Area5,900 sq. m. (15,300 sq. km.)
ReferencesBonney, 1884; Reid and Morton in Curr, 1886; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6464); Howitt, 1904; Giglioli, 1911; Elkin, 1931; Tindale, 1940, and MS; Berndt and Berndt, 1946; Worms, 1950; Australian Encyclopedia, 1958; Wurm, 1963; Beckett, 1967.
Alternative NamesMaljangaba, Malya-napa, Mulya-napa, Mulya-nappa, Milya-uppa, Mullia-arpa, Muliaarpa, Malynapa, Malja:pa, Malyapa, Maljangaba, Nalyanapa (perhaps typographical error), Malgangara (? lapsus calami), Karikari (['kari] = yes), Bulalli, Bulali (means 'Hill People'; ['bula] = hill, a general term).
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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