Ngawadj is one of the languages of the upper Murray River in South Australia.

It lies east of Ngayawang, and north of the closely related language / dialect Ngarkat and west of the closely related language / dialect Yirawirung (and Ngintait across the Victorian border).

AIATSIS id : S.10


Barmerara Meru (group at Barmera), Eritark (Nganguruku term), Meru (general term, means ‘man’, applied to several groups), Muljulpero maru (a group), Nanait (misprint), Narwejung, Narwijjerook, Nar-wijjong, Nauait, Ngawad (used by AIATSIS), Ngawadj, Ngawaijung, Ngawait (used by AIATSIS), Ngawaitjung (language name), Ngawijung, Niawoo, Nja-watjurk (Maraura term), Nutcha, Nyauaitj, Nyauaitji, Wem:ara (Ngaiawang term).


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.