Ngameni (SA)

LocationSouth side of Goyder Lagoon; on the Warburton River and Lakes Howitt and Berlino; north to Pandipandi and the southern vicinity of Birdsville and Miranda. They practiced both circumcision and subincision as rites of initiation. Several writers have not heard the initial [ng] sound; a few aborigines of this tribe also drop it.
Co-ordinates139°5'E x 26°50'S
Area6,000 sq. m. (15,600 sq. km.)
ReferencesGason, 1874, 1895; Paull in Curr, 1886; Howitt, 1891, 1904; Helms, 1896; Mathews, 1900 (Gr. 6526, 6448); Howitt and Siebert, 1904; Eylmann, 1908; Strehlow, 1910; Reuther, 1914 MS (in So. Aust. museum); Basedow, 1925; Elkin, 1931; Tindale in C. Fenner, 1936; Tindale, 1940, 1963 and MS.
Alternative NamesNgamini, Ngaminni, Gnameni, Ngnaminni, A:mini, Aurnini (of northern tribes and casual variant), Auminie, Aumine, Amini, Ominee, Ahminie, Ahminnie, Uminnie, Agaminni, Awmani.
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