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The Malintji were an indigenous Australian people of the state of Queensland.


In Norman Tindale's estimation the Malintji are considered as having held a tribal territory of approximately 5,000 square miles (13,000 km2). They were the eastern neighbours of the Maiawali, living along Vergemont Creek, as far south as the vicinity of Jundah.[1]

Social customs[edit]

The Malintji did not accept circumcision as part of their initiatory rites.

Alternative names[edit]

  • Mullinchi, Mullinchie.[1]



  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 180.


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  • Mathews, R. H. (1905). Ethnological notes on the aboriginal tribes of Queensland (PDF). Volume 20. Queensland Geographical Society. pp. 49–75.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Malintji (QLD)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.