The Ngathokudi (Ngadhugudi) were an indigenous Australian people of the state of Queensland. Their language was possibly a dialect of Uradhi.[1]


The Ngathokudi, in Norman Tindale 's estimation, had some 600 square miles (1,600 km2) of territory on the south side of the upper Ducie river.[2]

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  1. ^ Y16 Ngadhugudi at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 182.


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