Jagera

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This article is for the Indigenous Australian group. For the genus of tree, see Jagera (genus).

The Jagera are a tribe of Australian Aboriginal people who inhabited the region southwest of the city of Brisbane (not including Ipswich) before European settlement of Australia.[1] They are alternately known as Yagara, Yuggera or Jagara. Much of their claimed land overlaps with that of the neighbouring Turrbal tribe.[2] Former senator Neville Bonner was a tribal elder of the Jagera.

The three tribes were members of the Jagara Language Group that stretched from Moreton Bay to the Bremer River and Lockyer Creek. The Noonucal were in the Pulan (Amity Pt) area, the Gorenpul were in the Moongalba (Dunwich) area and the Koobenpul lived on the mainland coastal strip stretching from Talwarrapin (Redland Bay) to the mouth of the Mairwar (Brisbane River).[3]

The Australian English word 'Yakka' (loosely meaning Work, as in 'Hard Yakka') came from this tribe.

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