Kawadji (QLD)

LocationNight Island and on the coast opposite; they visit outlying reefs in double-outriggered wooden canoes called tango ['tango]; they are intimately associated with the Ombila and also with the Pontunj whose language (Jangkonju) they speak.
Co-ordinates143°25'E x 13°10'S
Area100 sq. m. including reefs (250 sq. km.)
ReferencesHale and Tindale, 1933; Thomson, 1934, 1952; Tindale, 1940 and MS.
Alternative NamesKawadji (term also used by Kandju and other interior tribes where ['kawai] = east), Mälnkänidji (['malngkan] = beach and ['idja] = belonging to), Jangkonju (language term shared with Pontunj), Yankonyu, 'Night Island people.'