The Ngameni are an indigenous Australian people of South Australia who once spoke the Ngameni language.


According to Norman Tindale's estimation, the Ngameni held 6,000 square miles (16,000 km2) of tribal territory, along the southern edge of Goyder Lagoon, and on the Warburton River, and Lakes Howitt and Berlino. The northern reach extended to Pandipandi and, over the border into what is now southwest Queensland, the area south of Birdsville and Miranda.[1]

Social organization and customs

Both circumcision and subincision were integral parts of Ngameni rites of initiation.[1]

Alternative names

Some words



  1. ^ a b c Tindale 1974, p. 215.
  2. ^ Paull 1886, p. 18.
  3. ^ Paull 1886, p. 20.