Includes Amangu, Yued, Wadjuk, Pinjareb, Wilmen, Ganeang, and Wardandi.
These groups were split between the (White Cockatoo) Manitjmat and (Australian Raven) Wardungmat moieties with the moiety determined by one's mother. Both groups are exogamous
Patrilineal moieties and patrilineal local descent groups
Includes Bibelmen and Mineng
These groups used the same Manitjmat and Wardunmat moieties but descent here was determined patrilineally.
They had section levels similar to the Western Desert types, both patrilineal local descent groups
Includes Balardong and Nyakinyaki
These groups used (Bee-eater) Birranga and (Sacred Kingfisher) Djuak as the "skin" groups.
Like the Nyakinyaki, but they had named patrilineal "totemic" descent units.
Includes Goreng and Wudjari
local descent groups are generally patrilineal in type, in which members are linked by both descent and through mythological ties to a named ancestor. Local descent groups are always exogamous, and are associated with specific territories held collectively in... Read More