The Mayi-Kutuna, also spelt Mayaguduna and Maikudunu, are an Aboriginal Australian people of the Cape York Peninsula in the state of Queensland, whose language has become extinct.


In Norman Tindale's estimation, the Maikudunu 's tribal territories stretched over roughly 9,800 square kilometres (3,800 sq mi) of territory, from Augustus Downs in the north to midway along the Leichardt River. Their southern extension lay around Mount Cuthbert. Their western limits ran to the eastern margin of the inland plateau.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 180.


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