Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Korindji (NT)
LocationOn headwaters of Victoria River south from Munjan (Mount Sanford Station) and Tjalwa or Longreach Waterhole, extending westward to G.B. Rockhole (n.n. ['Loma]) and east to Bullock Creek and Camfield River; at Wave Hill. On Cattle Creek in the southeast they meet the Mutpura. They do not go east into the parallel sandhill country. Their southern boundary lies near Hooker Creek (n.n. ['O:lajai]). Mackay (1959 MS) maps the name Manu, otherwise identified with the Wandjira, as in Korindji tribal area. In the Karaman language ['kori] = west-the present tribal name may therefore once have meant 'westerners'; no other has been suggested.
Co-ordinates130°40'E x 17°40'S
Area8,400 sq. m. (21,800 sq. km.)
ReferencesMathews, 1900 (Gr. 6575); Berndt, 1944 MS, 1965; Tindale, 1953 MS; Meggitt, 1955.
Alternative NamesGuirindji, Gurindji, Garundji, Koorangie.
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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