Amata Aboriginal community (village) 400 km from Alice Springs established by the
Australian Government before the community does not conform to tribal “standards”.
Anangu People (Pitj). This is how the Pitjantjatjara call themselves
Angatja Homeland of Nganyinta and her family 550 km South West of Alice Springs
Baiame Hero Spirit (God) of most tribal Australians
Djiba Grinding stone (Pitj)
Emu Australian flightless bird
Goanna Large lizard (2-3 metres)
Ilyatjari Nganyinta’s husband (tribal elder of Angatja Anangu)
Inma Gathering of Anangu for Tjukurrpa dances and songs,
mostly at evenings around the campfire
Kanyalu Euro (kangaroo) (Pitj)
Konga Women (Pitj)
Koori People (S.E. Aboriginal language) This is how the tribal people at the
South East coast of Australia called themselves.
Malba Friend (Pitj)
Malu Kangaroo (Pitj)
Mulga Desert tree or scrub. Timber is used by Anangu for tools,
spears, huts and the fruits are edible
Nganyinytja Anangu woman, Angatja is her family’s homeland.
We were her guests. Remarkable and wise woman.
Ngintaka Goanna (Pitj)
Ngintaka Man Tjukurrpa Hero Spirit of the Angatja Anangu
Pitjantjatjara Original language group in the Central Desert.
Now the name used for most of the Aboriginal people living in the Central Desert.
Pulturo The red headband, sign of initiation
Tinka Sand lizard, approximately 50 cm
Tjanmatja’ s Bush onions (Pitj)
Tjukurrpa Anangu dreaming, period of creation
Wiltsja Half round hut
Wiro Good, best (Pitj)
Wirra Wooden dish