The Araba were an indigenous Australian people of Queensland.


According to Norman Tindale's estimate, the Araba had some 4,000 square miles (10,000 km2) of tribal land.[1]

Alternative names



  1. ^ Tindale 1974, p. 164.
  2. ^ Sharp 1939, p. 441.


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  • Sharp, R. Lauriston (June 1939). "Tribes and Totemism in North-East Australia (Continued)". Oceania. 9 (4): 439–461. doi:10.1002/j.1834-4461.1939.tb00248.x. JSTOR 40327762.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Araba (QLD)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.