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What is the meaning of Ngarrindjeri?

What is the meaning of Ngarrindjeri?

belonging to men
The Ngarrindjeri people are the traditional Aboriginal Australian people of the lower Murray River, eastern Fleurieu Peninsula, and the Coorong of the southern-central area of the state of South Australia. The term ngarrindjeri means “belonging to men”, and refers to a “tribal constellation”.

Where are the Ngarrindjeri people from?

South Australia
Ngarrindjeri is an Aboriginal nation of 18 language groups who occupied, and still inhabit, the Lower Murray, Coorong and Lakes area of South Australia. Their lands and waters extended 30km up the Murray from Lake Alexandrina, the length of the Coorong and the coastal area to Encounter Bay.

What is the Ngarrindjeri name for the Murray River?

Murrundi ‘The River’ For many thousands of years, the lower Murray River, Lower Lakes and Coorong region was one of the most densely populated areas of Australia. These waterways were home to thousands of Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal people.

Who is Ngurunderi?

Ngurunderi is one of the great ancestral Dreaming ‘heroes’ of the Ngarrindjeri people. The story of his exploits was known in detail by all of the different Ngarrindjeri groups at the time of European arrival in South Australia.

How do you say Ngarrindjeri?

  1. Phonetic spelling of Ngarrindjeri. ngar-rind-jer-i.
  2. Meanings for Ngarrindjeri. The term Ngarrindjeri means belonging to men, and refers to a “tribal constellation”. The term Ngarrindjeri means belonging to men,[1] and refers to a “tribal constellation”.
  3. Examples of in a sentence. Ngarrindjeri Shorts.

What language do Ngarrindjeri speak?

The Ngarrindjeri nation comprises many language clans or laklinyerar, and is associated with the Ramindjeri, Tangane and Yaraldi groups, also listed on this website.

What does Coorong mean in Aboriginal?

long, narrow neck
The name Coorong comes from the Ngarrindjeri name ‘kurangk’ The word ‘kurangk’ means long, narrow neck and it was given to the area by the Ngarrindjeri people. Ariel pic of the Coorong’s long narrow neck (with Meningie Pink Lake)

How do you pronounce Ngadjuri?

So Ngadjuri can’t be “nud-jury” or “naa-joorey”as I’d been saying. I put it all together and even out the syllables. Nga-dju-ri. Three syllables, even weight; Ng as in sing, a as in but, u as in push, i as in happy.

What do South Australian Aboriginals call themselves?

The Kaurna people (English: /ˈɡɑːnə/, Kaurna: [ɡ̊auɳa]; also Coorna, Kaura, Gaurna and other variations) are a group of Aboriginal people whose traditional lands include the Adelaide Plains of South Australia. They were known as the Adelaide tribe by the early settlers.

Who is the most famous Aboriginal?

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What does the black top half represent on the Aboriginal flag?

The flag’s design consists of a coloured rectangle divided in half horizontally. The top half of the flag is black to symbolise Aboriginal people. The red in the lower half stands for the earth and the colour of ochre, which has ceremonial significance. The circle of yellow in the centre of the flag represents the sun.

Who are the Ngarrindjeri?

The Ngarrindjeri are a nation of eighteen “tribes” consisting of numerous family clans who speak similar dialects of the Ngarrindjeri language and are the traditional Aboriginal people of the lower Murray River, western Fleurieu Peninsula, and the Coorong of southern, central Australia.

How did the Ngarrindjeri people change their language?

Family groups could also change their lakinyeri, Berndt found that two Tangani family groups who lived close to a Yaraldi family group had picked up their dialect and were thus now considered to be Yaraldi. The Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority (NRA) is the peak representative body of the Ngarrindjeri people.

What is the difference between lakinyeri and Ngarrindjeri?

Ngarrindjeri is in fact the name of the language group, Europeans subsequently used it as a collective name for the lakinyeri following colonisation. Variations in spelling are common due to their use as clan names and include Narinyerrie, Narrin’yerree, Narrinjeri and Narrinyeri.

What did the Ngarrindjeri call the Paruru?

^ The Kaurna called the Ngarrindjeri the Paruru. The word was Kaurna for both un-circumcised and animal. ^ Conquest of the Ngarrindjeri, Adelaide, Rigby, 1979.