Noongar

Noongar groups

The Noongar (ɑː/) (also spelt Nyungar, Nyoongar, Nyoongah, Nyungah, Nyugah, Yunga[1]) are a constellation of peoples of Indigenous Australian descent who live in the south-west corner of Western Australia, from Geraldton on the west coast to Esperance on the south coast. Noongar country is now understood as referring to the land occupied by 14 different groups: Amangu, Ballardong, Yued, Kaneang, Koreng, Mineng, Njakinjaki, Njunga, Pibelmen, Pindjarup, Wardandi, Whadjuk, Wiilman and Wudjari.[a]

The members of the collective Noongar cultural block descend from peoples who spoke several languages and dialects that were often mutually intelligible. What is now classed as the Noongar language is a member of the large Pama-Nyungan language family. Contemporary Noongar speak Australian Aboriginal English (a dialect of the English language) laced with Noongar words and occasionally inflected by its grammar. Most contemporary Noongar trace their ancestry to more than one of these groups. The 2001 census figures showed that 21,000 people identified themselves as indigenous in the south-west of Western Australia.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Noongar
català: Noongar
Deutsch: Noongar
español: Noongar
français: Noongar
galego: Pobo noongar
हिन्दी: नूंगार लोग
Bahasa Indonesia: Noongar
italiano: Noongar
മലയാളം: നൂൺഗാർ
Nederlands: Nyungah
svenska: Noongar