Badimaya people (also written Badimia) are an Aboriginal Australian people from the Mid west region of Western Australia.
Country [ ]
Traditional Badimaya country was calculated by Tindale to encompass approximately 11,300 square miles (29,000 km
2), and is bordered by the Western Desert language groups of the Tjuparn and the Wanmala to the east, the Noongar to the south-west and Watjarri to the north-west.
This country covers
Cue, Nannine and Mount Magnet to the north, Paynes Find to the south, Yalgoo to the southwest, and the northwest lay along the Sandford River.
Language [ ]
Badimaya belongs to the
Kartu branch of the Pama–Nyungan family. It is a critically endangered language, however there is a strong language revival movement underway in the Badimaya community.
Social organisation and customs [ ]
The Badimaya were reported to practise both circumcision and
Notable people [ ]
Alternative names and spellings [ ]
Names according to
Barimaia, Bardimaia, Badimaia
Bidungu ( Watjarri exonym, meaning "rockhole water drinkers," implying shiftlessness)
Notes [ ]
Citations [ ]
Sources [ ]
"AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia". AIATSIS.
Blevins, Juliette (2001). . Nhanda: An Aboriginal Language of Western Australia University of Hawaii Press. ISBN . 978-0-824-82375-7 CS1 maint: ref=harv ( link)
George, Ollie (2017). Bednall, James; Chiera, Susan; Sitorus, Rosie (eds.). . Geraldton, W.A.: Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga Language Centre. Nganang badimaya wangga: yarns with Gami Ollie George ISBN . 978-0-648-06240-0 CS1 maint: ref=harv ( link)
"Tindale Tribal Boundaries" (PDF). Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Western Australia. September 2016.
Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Barimaia (WA)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press. ISBN . 978-0-708-10741-6 CS1 maint: ref=harv ( link) Wagner, Johanna (ed.) (2013). On Badimaya country: Mount Magnet. Translated by James Bednall. designed by REV Design. Geraldton, WA Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health. ISBN . 978-0-9871566-6-2 CS1 maint: extra text: authors list ( link) CS1 maint: ref=harv ( link)