Adnyamathanha

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Adnyamathanha
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Total population
110
Regions with significant populations
Flinders Ranges
Languages
Adnyamathanha, English (Australian Aboriginal English, Australian English)
Religion
Christianity (Baptist), traditional beliefs
Related ethnic groups
Kokatha

The Adnyamathanha [1] (Pronounced: /ˈɑːdnjəmʌdənə/) are an Indigenous Australian people from the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Adnyamathanha is also the name of their traditional language.

Language[edit]

Adnyamathanha is a member of the Thura-Yura language family and the only one which still has fluent native speakers.[2]

Ecology[edit]

On the northern edges of the Adnyamathanha tribal lands were the Diyari tribe.

Social system[edit]

The Adnyamathanha are made up of the Kuyani, Wailpi, Yadliaura, Pilatapa and Pangkala, which are the traditional groups of the Northern Flinders Ranges and (with the Kokatha) the areas around Lake Torrens. The name Adnyamathanha means "rock people" and is a term referring to the Lakes Culture societies living in that area. They share a common identity, which they get from their ancestors; this common bond is their language and culture which is known as Yura Muda. The origins of the Adnyamathanha are told through creation stories, passed down from generation to generation.[3]

History of contact[edit]

In 1851 the first Europeans settled some of the Adnyamathanha land. This led to many conflicts because the aboriginal people were pushed off their land. In response to the settling, Aborigines stole sheep, which in turn led to retaliatory killings. Aboriginal stockmen and housekeepers soon became a way of life for the early settlers.[3]

Native Title[edit]

On 30 March 2009, the Adnyamathanha people received a consent determination, in the Federal Court of Australia, for recognition of their native title rights over about 41,000 square kilometres (16,000 sq mi) running east from the edge of Lake Torrens, through the northern Flinders Ranges, approaching the South Australian border with New South Wales.

In 2016 the Flinders Ranges National Park was renamed the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park in recognition of the traditional Aboriginal term Adnyamathanha.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Adam Goodes, the AFL footballer, has declared on his Twitter account, that he is an "Andyamathanha/Narungga man".[5]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Adnyamathanha". Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Data Archive. 
  2. ^ Clendon 2015, p. 7.
  3. ^ a b "Flinders Ranges National Park". Cultural Heritage. Department for Environment and Heritage. 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2007. 
  4. ^ Dulany, Bennett & Brown 2016.
  5. ^ "Adam Goodes (@adamroy37)". Twitter. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 

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