Kuyani lies north of the state of South Australia surrounding the northern shores of Lake Torrens.

It lies east of the Kokatha language, west of the Adnyamathanha language and south of the Arabana, Dirari and Diyari languages.

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AIATSIS id : L.09


Cooyiannie, Gujani, Guyani, Kijani, Kiyani (used by AIATSIS), Koonarie, Kooteeuna, Kooteeunna, Kooyeeunna, Kooyiannie, Kujani, Kuyani, Kuyanni, Kwiana, Kwiani, Nganitjidi (derogatory term of Pangkala, ‘those who sneak and kill by night’), Ngannityddi (misprint), Ngannityiddi, Owinia.


The above map is based upon the Horton Indigenous Map of Australia © Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS, and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, 1996. The full map is available on the AIATSIS website. The locations of the languages of SA, as stated on the this website are not intended for Land Claim use, and are an approximate guide only. Individual language project locations are based on information from publicly available MILR (ILS) documents.