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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
Nyoonga’s AIATSIS code is W41.
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