Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Pintubi (NT)
LocationLake Mackay, Lake Macdonald, Mount Russell, Ehrenberg Range, Kintore Range, Warman Rocks; west to near Winbaruku; south to about Johnstone Hill. Much of their country is still untraversed by us.

The Wenamba or Wenamba Pintubi who live to the south are given the status of another tribe (see Western Australia) since they regard themselves as a distinct people and say they speak a different dialect of Kukatja known to the Pitjandjara as Wankawinan. The northwestern hordes of the true Pintubi call themselves Kolo and consider the place Mangaii discussed under Ngardi heading as on a trade route at a great distance from their northern boundary. The 16mm films of the University of Adelaide Anthropological Expedition of 1932 show these people.

Co-ordinates129°30'E x 22°55'S
Area8,800 sq. m. (22,900 sq. km.)
ReferencesTindale, 1932, 1933, 1937, 1937 MS, 1940, 1951 MS, 1953 MS, 1956, 1963, 1963 MS; Fry, 1933, 1934; Tindale in Fry, 1934; T. G. H. Strehlow, 1944, 1965; Tindale in Condon, 1955; Meggitt, 1955; Hasluck, 1957; Scherer, 1957; Simmons et al., 1957; Berndt, 1959; Thomson, 1960, 1961, 1962; Tindale and Lindsay, 1963; Berndt and Berndt, 1964; Long, 1964; Evans and Long, 1965; Murtonen MS in Wurm, 1965; Murtonen, 1969.
Alternative NamesPi:ntubi (valid variant), Pintupi, Bindubi, Pintunala, Pintubu (pronunciation used by Walpiri), Pindu (form of name used in discussing their language), Pindubu, Bindubu, Bindooboo, Bindiboo (uninformed anglicization used at Yuendumu after 1945), Bindibu, Bindaboo, Wankawinan (name applied by Pitjandjara to the Wenamba and western hordes of Pintubi), Pintudjara (name used by Ngadadjara), Kalgonei (name given to Wenamba and Pintubi language speakers by Ngadadjara), Wiluraratja ('westerners,' name applied by Ngalia), Pintubu, Puntubu (Ngalia pronunciations); Pintubidjara, Pintudjara, Pintularapi, Pintubitjara, and 'Wanka'winan (names given by Ngadadjara), 'Wanka'winan (name given by Pitjandjara to western Pintubi), Bindiboo (a journalist's version), Kalgonei (derogatory language ascribed to them by Ngadadjara), Kalguni, Kalgoneidjara, Teitudjara (name ascribed to them by a Nangatara man, also by a Kokatja of Gregory Salt Sea area), Matju:nalatara (name used by Ngadadjara of Rawlinson Ranges), Wenamba (western hordes here considered as a separate tribe in Western Australia list), Panika (class term, properly Panaka, erroneously quoted as a tribal name by Simmons et al., 1957).
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 AA105 Henry Kenneth Fry

Collection AA124 Herbert Matthew Hale

Collection AA298 (South Australian Museum)

Collection AA322 Una Sybella Teague

Collection AA333 Michael Terry

Collection AA338 Norman Barnett Tindale

Collection AA346 Board for Anthropological Research

Collection AA52 Thomas Draper Campbell

Collection AA689 Joseph Benjamin Birdsell

Collection AA79 Charles Duguid

Collection AA91 Frank John Fenner