The Guŋgañji, also transcribed Gungganyji, Gunggandji, Kongkandji, and other variations, are an Aboriginal Australian people of the state of Queensland.


Main article: Yidiny language

The Guŋgañji speak Gungay, a dialect of the Yidiny language.[1]


Norman Tindale's estimate of Guŋgañji lands sets them at 390 square kilometres (150 sq mi). They are rainforest people, living around the Cape Grafton peninsula, west of the Prior Range, and their southern extension runs down to Palmer Point (Wararitji) and the mouth of Mulgrave River.[2]

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  1. ^ Dixon 2015, p. 11.
  2. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 177.


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