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Kurnu Language Group

Alternative Spellings

Cornu, Guemo, Guno, Komu, Koonoo, Nornoo, Kumu, Kuno, Noolulgo


The Kurnu Language Group practiced predominantly on the western side of the Darling River, running from near Bourke to Dunlop. They were also around the Warrego River and at Enngonia and Barringun on the border with Queensland, their farthest western point ran close to Yantabulla


Some common words: thirlta (kangaroo), karle/kulli (dog)



Further Information

The Kurnu Language Group were a northern affiliation of the Barkindhi tribes.

Dreaming stories


Other Images


Indigenous Australia. Retrieved from https://ia.anu.edu.au/biography/moysey-annie-11191
Kurnu. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurnu


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