Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Ngameni (SA)
LocationSouth side of Goyder Lagoon; on the Warburton River and Lakes Howitt and Berlino; north to Pandipandi and the southern vicinity of Birdsville and Miranda. They practiced both circumcision and subincision as rites of initiation. Several writers have not heard the initial [ng] sound; a few aborigines of this tribe also drop it.
Co-ordinates139°5'E x 26°50'S
Area6,000 sq. m. (15,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesGason, 1874, 1895; Paull in Curr, 1886; Howitt, 1891, 1904; Helms, 1896; Mathews, 1900 (Gr. 6526, 6448); Howitt and Siebert, 1904; Eylmann, 1908; Strehlow, 1910; Reuther, 1914 MS (in So. Aust. museum); Basedow, 1925; Elkin, 1931; Tindale in C. Fenner, 1936; Tindale, 1940, 1963 and MS.
Alternative NamesNgamini, Ngaminni, Gnameni, Ngnaminni, A:mini, Aurnini (of northern tribes and casual variant), Auminie, Aumine, Amini, Ominee, Ahminie, Ahminnie, Uminnie, Agaminni, Awmani.
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 AA207 Franz Xavier Carl Wilhelm Martin

Collection AA266 Johann Georg Reuther

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale

Collection AA346 Board for Anthropological Research