Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Njakinjaki (WA)
LocationEast of Lake Grace; at Newdegate, Mount Stirling, Bruce Rock, Kellerberrin, and Merredin; west to Jitarning; south to Lake King, and Mount Madden; east to near Lake Hope and Mount Holland. They were known to the southern tribes as Njagi and were said to be a naked people with an unintelligible language, in contrast with the skin-cloak-using coastal people who spoke 'properly,' i.e., as did other southwestern people. The term Mudila (Mudilja, Mudi:a) was applied by the Kalamaia to this and to other southwestern tribes not practicing the rites of circumcision and subincision; it had a derogatory meaning.
Co-ordinates118°40'E x 32°30'S
Area12,000 sq. m. (31,200 sq. km.)
ReferencesGoldsworthy in Curr, 1886; Graham in Curr, 1886; Hassell, 1936; Tindale, 1940, 1966 MS, 1968 MS; Anon., P.L.W.A. MS doc. 436.
Alternative NamesNjagi (valid alternative), Njagiman (of Njungar), Kokar (['koka:r] = east), Karkar, Kar Kar, Kikkar, 'Eastward tribe,' Punuatch (a place name Punuatj, now Bun-iche), Punwatch (in MS).
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