Language groups, Dialect groups= There are now many Aboriginal tribal maps. None of them agree with each other. What does that tell you? They usually have heavy lines showing 'borders'. This is very misleading.

THE WORDS 'TRIBES' AND 'TRIBAL' ARE NOW THOUGHT MISLEADING. The best way to refer to these large groups of people is 'language groups'. The 'tribal' names are often language dialect names.

This is the map from the Aboriginal iInstitute in Canberra that we use in class

And another
A list
"Tribes are really language groups

This map shows all the 'no-having' languages associated with the central NSW language.

And this map shows languages along the Murray and in Victoria.


Here is some information about trading in central Australia.

Print out this worksheet and answer the questions.

Some more information about big markets in western Victoria.