Collection Description

Culture Name

Aranda

Culture Description

The term Aranda refers to a language group that is made up of at least eleven dialects, the speakers of which constitute separate cultural communities who live or lived in the central Australian desert. These groups were independent of each other and had no sense of common identity. Relations between Aranda groups have varied from friendship, alliance, and intermarriage on the one hand, to enmity and hostility on the other. Today the Aranda groups are either extinct or have become assimilated.

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Region

Oceania --Australia

Countries

Australia

OWC Code

OI08

Number of Documents

47

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Number of Pages

2707

outstations, aboriginal -- category 361

sections/subsections -- category 617

TJURUNGA (or CHURINGA) -- sacred objects and designs; verses of sacred songs -- categories 778, 533

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