Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Rembarunga (NT)
LocationHeadwaters of Mann, Cadell, Wilton, and Blyth rivers, extending south to an inhospitable and arid plateau seasonally very short of water. Their name is spoken in two ways. When the medial r sound is strongly rolled the following vowel is lost, hence the second version [Rembarnga]. In tribes farther south in the Gulf of Carpentaria such as the Kaiadilt, the rolled r is used only by women.
Co-ordinates134°E x 13° 15'S
Area5,000 sq. m. (13,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesTindale, 1925, 1928, 1940, and MS; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Warner, 1937; Capell, 1942, 1956, 1960, 1966; Berndt, 1951; Berndt and Berndt, 1951, 1964; Elkin in Berndt, 1951; Macintosh, 1951; Elkin, 1961, 1963; Lockwood, 1962; Maddock, 1964; C. Berndt, 1965; Brinke, 1969; Edwards and Guerin, 1969, 1970.
Alternative NamesRembarrnga, Rembaranga, Rembarnga, Rembranga, 'Ranjbarngo, Rainbarngo, Reinbaranga, Rembarrna, Maia:li (alternative name), Maieli, Majali, Maiali (collective name in Rembarunga area), Maielli.
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