Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Mutumui (QLD)
LocationFrom Bathurst Bay and Cape Melville south to near Starcke River; at Barrow Point and Jeannie River. The name of their language is Eibole, and there is a dialect called Ongwara in the north of the area.
Co-ordinates144°35'E x 14°35'S
Area1,000 sq. m. (2,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesHale and Tindale, 1933; Davidson, 1938; Tindale, 1940 and MS; West, pers. comm.
Alternative NamesMutumi, Baulam (Bakanambia term), Basthom (Bakanambia variation seemingly by individual with cleft palate), Karbungga (name, probably hordal, at Jeannie River), Eibole (language name), Ongwara (name of a dialect, means 'northern talk'), Jugaiwatha, Mbambylmu (horde or subtribe at Jack River).
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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