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ABC Online Indigenous - Interactive Map

ABC Online Indigenous - Interactive Map
The Aboriginal Language Map attempts to represent all of the language or tribal or nation groups of Indigenous people of Australia. It indicates general locations of larger groupings of people which may include smaller groups such as clans, dialects or individual languages in a group. David R Horton is the creator of the Indigenous Language Map. This map is based on language data gathered by Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, (1996). For more information about the groups of people in a particular region contact the relevant Land Councils. Use the magnifier to zoom into a region of interest. David R Horton, creator, © Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, 1996. This map is just one representation of other map sources that are available for describing Aboriginal Australia.

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