The Narangga language is historically associated with the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia. It shares similarities with the Kaurna and Nukunu languages which are spoken nearby. Today Narangga people live in places on the Yorke Peninsula such as Port Victoria, Point Pearce, Maitland, Moonta, Kadina, and Wallaroo, as well as in Adelaide and across South Australia more generally.

The Narangga language is in revival thanks to the work of Narangga people in collaboration with linguists. For example, ‘Guungagu Nharangga Warra’, a children’s Narangga dictionary, was published by the Narangga Aboriginal Progress Association in 2006. Since then, in 2010, another publication entitled ‘Nharangga Wanggadja: Narungga Speaking’ was written by Tania Wanganeen for the Narangga Aboriginal Progress Association.

AIATSIS id : L.01


Adjabdurah, Adjadura, Adjahdurah, Adjahdural, Moor-in-nunjie, Murinandji, Nanunga, Naranga, Narangga, Narangga, Narranga, Narrangga, Narranggu, Narrang-gu, Narrangu, Narrang-u, Narrunga, Narunga, Nharangka, Turra, Wallaroo tribe.


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.