Indigenous Australians

Guugu Yimithirr

Location and Language

The Indigenous tribe known as the "Guugu Yimithirr" tribe is located in Far North Queenland. Their language has many spellings such as, Gogo-Yimidjir, Gugu-Yimidhirr, Gugu Yimithirr, Guugu Yimidhirr, Guguyimidjir, Gugu Yimijir, Kukuyimidir, Koko Imudji, Koko Yimidir, Kuku Jimidir, Kuku Yimithirr and Kuku Yimidhirr. It belongs to the Pama-Nyungan language family.
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Items thats may helped them

The Guugu Yimithirr used different natural items to help them in their life. To polish their lances they made use of the ficus riduola, which served the pur-pose of a rasp. Their canoes were made out of the trunks of trees; had an out-rigger; and eight outriggers on which they laid their lances. Their paddles were long in the blade.


What their tribe name means

The word Guugu means "Speech, language", while Yimithirr (or Yumuthirr, Yimidjir, Yimidhirr, Yimijir, Imudji, Yimidir, Jimidir) means Yimi-having, Yimi being the word for "this".


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