Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Pini (WA)
LocationWest of Lakes Carnegie and Wells to Millrose and Barwidgee; at Erlistoun Creek and Lake Darlot. North to Wongawol and Princes Range. This is a tribe discrete from the Tjalkadjara, although they speak allied dialects of the Western Desert type. Capell (1963) was incorrect in listing them as one people.
Co-ordinates122°0'E x 26°55'S
Area14,000 sq. m. (36,400 sq. km.)
ReferencesMason, 1895 MS (vocabulary only); Mathews, 1907 (Gr. 6488); Tindale, 1940, 1966 MS; Epling, 1953 MS; Capell, 1963; Berndt, 1964.
Alternative NamesPiniiri (valid variant), Piniridjara, Biniridjara, Pandjanu, Bandjanu (locality term, now Bandya Station), Banjanu, Tjubun, Madutjara (term applied by the Nangatadjara), Jabura ('northerners,' name used by Tjalkadjara), Birni (a supposed name of their language probably a corruption of Piniiri), ? Buranudjara, Nangaritjara (name of their speech as used by Tjalkadjara), Wordako (said by a Ngadadjara man to be a language name of the Lake Darlot people; also used for Tjalkadjara).
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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