Australia: Aboriginal Territories and Placenames


This map indicates the general location of larger groupings of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, which may include smaller groups such as clans, dialects, or individual languages in a group.

Major locations on the map are listed below.

English place name – Indigenous place name (Indigenous language)

Adelaide – Tarndanya (Kaurna)
Alice Springs – Mparntwe (Arrernte)
Brisbane – Meanjin (Turrbal)
Cairns – Gimuy (Yidiny)
Canberra – Kamberra (Ngunnawal)
Darwin – Garrmalang (Larrakia)
Melbourne – Narrm (Bunwurrung)
Melville Island – Yermalner (Tiwi)
Perth – Boorloo (Noongar)
Sydney – Warrang (Dharug)
Tasmania – lutruwita (palawa kani) *note that palawa kani names do not capitalize the first letter

The “Australia: Aboriginal Territories and Placenames” map by Jordan Engel can be reused under the Decolonial Media License 0.1.



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