Nokaan (WA)

LocationFrom Curbur south on the plateau country west of the Murchison to Yallalong and Coolcalaya; south to the inland vicinity of Northampton; they only extended to the coast in earliest contact times. Unlike their northern neighbors, the Nanda and Malgana and the people south of Geraldton, the Amangu, they practiced circumcision as a male rite of initiation. They did not have the additional rite of subincision.
Co-ordinates115°20'E x 27°35'S
Area4,700 sq. m. (12,200 sq. km.)
ReferencesWalcott, 1863; Fink, 1965 MS; Tindale, 1966 MS.
Alternative NamesNoga:n (as spoken by Malgana people), Nagadja (eastern people, general term applied by Amangu to circumcised people east of Geraldton), Nagodja (pronunciation of a Wadjari man), Ngadja, Akadja, Akady, Akadi, Wiludjanu (language name given by Wadjari, means 'western talk').