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The Wariangga are an indigenous Australian people of Western Australia.


According to Norman Tindale's estimation the Wariangga's tribal lands stretched over approximately 1,700 square miles (4,400 km2) in the Gascoyne region, covering areas of the Upper Lyons River, and including also Gifford and Minnie creeks, Edmund and the area east of Maroonah.[1] Tindale states also that they held to a strict maintenance of boundaries. Their neighbours were the Tenma to the north, the Dyiwali to their northeast, the Ninanu directly east, the Watjarri southeast, the Malgaru at their southern limits, and the Tharrkari due west.

Social organization[edit]

The Wariangga did not practice circumcision. Their marriage system was described by Daisy Bates.[2]

Alternative names[edit]

  • Wariengga, Warianga, Warienga, Warrijangga.
  • Woorienga, Woorenga.
  • Wariwongga,Wari-wonga, Warriwonga.[1]



  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 259.
  2. ^ Bates 1914, p. 393.


  • "AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia". AIATSIS.
  • "Tindale Tribal Boundaries" (PDF). Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Western Australia. September 2016.
  • Bates, Daisy (1914). "Social Organization of some Western Australian Tribes". Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. 14: 387–400.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Wariangga (WA)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.