Noongar People

Noongar People

The Noongar ( /ˈnʊŋɑː/; alternatively spelt Nyungar, Nyoongar, Nyoongah, Nyungah, or Noonga) are an Indigenous Australian people who live in the south-west corner of Western Australia, from Geraldton on the west coast to Esperance on the south coast. Traditionally, they inhabited the region from Jurien Bay to the southern coast of Western Australia, and east to what is now Ravensthorpe and Southern Cross. The Noongar traditionally spoke dialects of the Noongar language, a member of the large Pama-Nyungan language family, but generally today speak Australian Aboriginal English, a dialect of the English language interspersed with Noongar words and grammar.

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Noongar - History
... Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the Noongar population has been variously estimated at between 6,000 and some tens of thousands ... Nowadays, however, according to the Noongar themselves, they number more than 28,000 ... The 2001 census figures showed that 21,000 people identified themselves as indigenous in the south-west of Western Australia ...
History Of Perth, Western Australia - Aboriginal History
... establishment of the Swan River Colony, the indigenous Noongar people occupied the southwest corner of Western Australia, hunting and gathering ... were particularly important to the Aboriginal people, providing them with both spiritual and physical sustenance ... the south west socio-linguistic block still known today as Noongar (“The People”), or sometimes by the name Bibbulmun ...
Noongar People - Current Issues
... many difficult issues face the present day Noongar ... For example, the Noongar Men of the SouthWest gathering in 1996 identified major community problems associated with cultural dispossession such as Alcohol and drugs Diet and nutrition Language and culture Domestic ... after this gathering also stated that Noongar men have a life expectancy of 20 years less than non-Aboriginal men, and go to hospital three times more often. ...
Noongar Language
... Noongar (Noonga), or Nyungar (Nyunga), is an endangered Australian Aboriginal language, or language complex, native to the region around Perth ... that out of thirteen dialects spoken by the Noongar people at the time of European settlement, only five still remain ... The word "Noongar" can be roughly translated into English as "human being" ...

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