Adnyamathanha People

The Adnyamathanha people are from the greater Flinders Ranges area. The name Adnyamathanha means ‘Rock People’. According to one account this relates to the striking and unique rock formations in and around Vulkathunha – the Flinders and Gammon ranges.

There are different dialect or language groups within Adnyamathanha, with people identifying as Kuyani-Adnyamathanha, Wailpi-Adnyamathanha, Yadliawarda-Adnyamathanha, Pirlatpa-Adnyamathanha, or simply Adnyamathanha.

Adnyamathanha people live in places like Nepabunna, Ikara (Wilpena Pound), and Leigh Creek, as well as in towns and cities throughout South Australia including Port Augusta and Adelaide.