The Yangga, also spelt Jangga, were an Aboriginal Australian people of the state of Queensland. They are not to be confused with the Yanga people.


Main article: Yangga language

Norman Tindale referred to the language as Jangga.[1]


According to Norman Tindale's estimation, Yangga tribal lands covered roughly 4,200 square miles (11,000 km2), centered on the eastern headwaters of the Suttor River. Their northern extension touched the Burdekin River, while their southern frontiers reached as far as Glenavon. The contemporary areas around Mount Coolon, Yacamunda, Mount Tindale, and Hidden Valley were all part of Yangga lands.[2]

Social organisation

The Yangga were divided into several kin groups, the name of which one at least is known:

Alternative names



  1. ^ E52 Yangga at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ a b c Tindale 1974, p. 170.


  • "AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia". AIATSIS.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Jangga (QLD)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.

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