Djiringanj people

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The Djiringanj were an indigenous Australian people of the southern coast of New South Wales.


Robert M. W. Dixon classifies it as a distinct language from both Thaua and Dhurga.[1]


The Djiringanj's tribal lands encompassed roughly 1,200 square miles (3,100 km2) southwards along the coast from Cape Dromedary to beyond Bega. Their inland extension ran up to the scarp of the Great Dividing Range east of Nimmitabel.[2] They were wedged between the Walbanga to their north and the Thaua to their south, while their western limits touched those of the Ngarigo.[3]

Alternative names[edit]

  • Dyirringan.
  • Jeringin.
  • Yuin. (term used collectively by A. W. Howitt to denote both the Yuin and the Thaua).[2]



  1. ^ Dixon 2002, p. xxxv.
  2. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 193.
  3. ^ Slattery 2015, p. 122.