The Badjiri people, also written Budjari or Badyidi, are an Australian Aboriginal people of just north of the Paroo River, close to the southern border of Queensland.

They are not to be confused with the Pitjara/Bidjara people of the Warrego River area or the Bidjara/Bitjara people of the Bulloo River area.

Country

Map of the traditional lands of the Badjari peoples of Western Queensland.
Map of the traditional lands of the Badjari peoples of Western Queensland.

According to Norman Tindale, the Badjiri lands spanned some 4,100 square miles (11,000 km2), reaching from around Hungerford to Eulo on the Paroo River. Their eastern limits were around Barringun, Tinnenburra, Tuen, and Cunnamulla. They were also present at Caiwarro and about the eastern side of Currawinya.[1]

Language

Main article: Badjiri language

The Badjiri people spoke the Badjiri language, now extinct.Bowern, Claire (2001). "Karnic classification revisited". In J Simpson; et al. (eds.). Forty years on. Canberra Pacific Linguistics. pp. 245–260. Archived from the original on 20 May 2012.

Alternative names

Source: Tindale 1974, p. 164

Notes

Citations

  1. ^ Tindale 1974, p. 164.

Sources