Thalandji

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The Thalandji are an indigenous Australian people in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Country[edit]

Thalandji lands, according to Norman Tindale, encompassed approximately 4,500 square miles (12,000 km2), running along the Ashburton River, and extending from the coast to Nanutarra, Boolaloo, and the lower Henry River.[1] Tindale thought that their presence around Exmouth Gulf reflected late migration to that area.[1]

Society[edit]

The Thalandji practiced neither circumcision or subincision.[1]

Alternative names[edit]

  • Talanji, Talanjee, Dalandji, Talaindji, Talainji, Tallainji, Dalaindji.
  • Djalendi, Talandi.
  • Tallainga.[1]

Notes[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Tindale 1974, p. 256.

Sources[edit]

  • "AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia". AIATSIS.
  • "Tindale Tribal Boundaries" (PDF). Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Western Australia. September 2016.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Talandji (WA)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.