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Dhudhuroa was a language of northeastern Victoria. According to Mathews (1909: 278): The Dhudhuroa was spoken by the Dyinningmiddhang tribe on the Mitta Mitta and Kiewa rivers, and along the Murray valley from Albury to Jingellic. Minyambuta, a dialect of the Dhudhuroa, was the speech of the tribes occupying the Buffalo, King, Ovens, and Broken rivers, with the tributaries […]

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Ngurai-illam Wurrung

The Ngarigo is the Aboriginal people group whose traditional lands lie south-east of the Canberra area. According to Norman Tindale in his 1974 catalogue of Australian Aboriginal people groups, the specific areas lands of the Ngarigo are: the Monaro tableland north to Queanbeyan; Bombala River from near Delegate to Nimmitabel; west to divide of the Australian Alps. The Wiradjuri considered the Ngarigo

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Yorta Yorta

The Yorta Yorta Language spoken by all the Yorta Yorta clans, including the Kaitheban, Wollithiga, Moira, Ulupna, Bangerang, Kwat Kwat, Yalaba Yalaba and Ngurai-illiam-wurrung clans.

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The Bangerang people who live in the Murray Goulburn area are known as the Bangerang people. Their country covers from near Shepparton across to Echuca, up to Deniliquin (N.S.W.) back across to Finley, down to Katandra and finished back near Shepparton. The Bangerang Nation consists of the Moirathban, Toolinyagan, Wolithiga, Kailthban, Ngarrimowro, Angootheraban and the

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Earliest reference to language name: 1840 (Robinson Journal)Meaning: unknownSub-dialects: Minjambuta Clark (1993) lists nine variants of the name Waywurru. Blake and Reid (1999) have presented the most detailed analysis of the language materials relevant to this area. The resolution of this report is to consider Waywurru a language name (see Bowe 2002: 143), Minjambuta to be a probable

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Earliest reference to dialect name: 1840 (Robinson Journal)Meaning: descriptive name referring to appearance (see below)Sub-dialects: none identified Primary references span from 1840 to 1904 (Robinson passim, Thomas Papers; Smyth 1878; Howitt 1904). Howitt considered they formed the eastern most dialect of the Kulin speaking tribes. Their Kulin connection is confirmed by their visit to Melbourne in the early

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