Peramangk is the language of the Mount Lofty region. It lies east of the Kaurna language and west of Ngarrindjeri and the River Murray languages.

Peramangk lies on the boundary between two different major language groups: the YURA (Kaurna etc.) to the West and the NGARRINYERIC (Ngarrindjeri etc.) to the east.

AIATSIS id : S.05


Beramangg, Baramangga (used by AIATSIS), Marimejuna (‘mari’ = east ‘meju’ /’meyu’ = ‘man’, a Kaurna term), Meraldi, Mereldi (a Ramindjeri term), Merildakald (a Tanganekald term applied also to the Kaurna), Mount Barker tribe, Ngurlinjeri (Jaril-dekald name from ‘ngurle’ = hill and ‘-njeri’ = belonging to), Peramang-k, Peramangk, Peramarma (a Tanganekald term based on their name ‘Pe:ra’ for the Tiers Range at Mount Barker), Tarrawatta (name of northern group near Angaston), Wangarainbula (‘wangara’ = hill; a Ngaiawang term), Waugarainbula.


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.