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The Wikatinda were an indigenous Australian people of the Cape York Peninsula of northern Queensland. They were one of the Wik peoples, but their language is unattested.


The Wikatinda were a small tribe whose territory, estimated by Norman Tindale to embrace some 200 square miles (520 km2), extended from the coastal area, south from the Archer River to a distance inland of roughly 8 miles.[1]


By the writing of Tindale's writing (1974) he stated that the Wikatinda were 'virtually extinct'.[1]

Alternative names[edit]

  • Wik Tinda.
  • Adinda.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Tindale 1974, p. 188.


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