Nyoongar Clan Plaque

$120.00

Nyoonga is a clan of the Noongar Nation in the

southwest of WA. The clan’s traditional land

extends from Young River east to Israelite Bay

along the coast and inland for about 50km to

the northern end of Israelite Bay.

Nyoonga people speak the southeastern

dialect, Kongal-boyal, of the Noongar

language. The people are mostly non-fluent

speakers who have a partial and passive

understanding of the language.

Work on the Noongar language’s recording

and analysis for many years, was undertaken

by pastoralists and linguists. Further

research continues to retrieve and develop a

substantial language database of all clans of

the southwest.

Nyoonga’s AIATSIS code is W41.