Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Nokaan (WA)
LocationFrom Curbur south on the plateau country west of the Murchison to Yallalong and Coolcalaya; south to the inland vicinity of Northampton; they only extended to the coast in earliest contact times. Unlike their northern neighbors, the Nanda and Malgana and the people south of Geraldton, the Amangu, they practiced circumcision as a male rite of initiation. They did not have the additional rite of subincision.
Co-ordinates115°20'E x 27°35'S
Area4,700 sq. m. (12,200 sq. km.)
ReferencesWalcott, 1863; Fink, 1965 MS; Tindale, 1966 MS.
Alternative NamesNoga:n (as spoken by Malgana people), Nagadja (eastern people, general term applied by Amangu to circumcised people east of Geraldton), Nagodja (pronunciation of a Wadjari man), Ngadja, Akadja, Akady, Akadi, Wiludjanu (language name given by Wadjari, means 'western talk').
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