Arnga (WA)

LocationSouth of the Forrest River; on King and Pentecost rivers, extending along the western side of Wyndham Gulf to the Durack River, but going no farther inland than the lower ends of the river gorges; their language is different from that of the Kitja tribe. The horde known as ['Bugai':] is sometimes claimed as belonging to the Jeidji tribe. The Guragona horde of the Wenambal is said to be 'very close' to the Arnga. Davidson (1938) treated the term Arawodi as if it warranted tribal status.
Co-ordinates128°0'E x 15°45'S
Area2,700 sq, m. (7,000 sq. km.)
ReferencesBasedow, 1925; Elkin, 1933; Kaberry, 1935; Davidson, 1938; Capell, 1940; Tindale, 1940, 1953 MS; Birdsell, 1954 MS.
Alternative NamesWoljamidi, Woljamiri, Molyamidi, Kuluwara, Kuluwaran, Guluwarin, Kolaia, Arawari, Arawodi, ? Yamandil.