Coconut Island (Queensland)
|Native name: Poruma|
Satellite image of Coconut Island
A map of the Torres Strait Islands with the Coconut Island labelled as Poruma
|Adjacent bodies of water||Great North East Channel, Torres Strait|
|Coconut Island / Pormula Island
|LGA(s)||Torres Strait Region|
Coconut Island, Poruma Island, or Puruma in the local language, is an island in the Great North East Channel near Cumberland Passage, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia. One of the Torres Strait Islands, Coconut Island is 130 kilometres (81 mi) northeast of Thursday Island. Administratively, Coconut Island is a town and Poruma Island is the locality within the Shire of Torres. In the 2011 census, Poruma Island had a population of 149 people.
The language of Poruma (locally known as Puruma) is the Kulkalgau Ya dialect of Kalau Lagau Ya.
- "Coconut Island - island (entry 7650)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- "Coconut Island - town (entry 7655)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
- "Poruma Island - locality (entry 46713)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
- Torres Strait: the region and its people Torres Strait
- Poruma (Coconut Island) Torres Strait Island Regional Council
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Poruma Island (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
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