Yirrganydji people

Yirrganydji People

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The Yirrganydji people (aka Irukandji) are a group of Australian Aborigines who are the Traditional Owners and original custodians of a narrow coastal strip within Djabugay country that runs northwards from Cairns, Queensland to Port Douglas , Queensland.Tindale, N. (1940) The results of Norman Tindale and Joseph Birdell's Harvard-Adelaide Universities Anthropological Expedition, 1938-39 distribution of Australian Aboriginal Tribes in 1940

The Yirrganydji people were, until relatively recently, regarded as seafarers who shared in common, descent from predecessors who once all spoke Yirrgay (which to early linguists noted as a dialect of the Djabugay language), and were particularly associated with the coastal strip, river mouths, islands, and seas along the coast between the Cairns Trinity Inlet and Port Douglas.

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Yirrganydji country extended along the coastal strip, south to the Cairns Trinity...
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