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Largest Australian Cities With Indigenous Names

Can you name the cities in Australia - with populations above 25,000 - whose names have confirmed or speculated Indigenous roots?
Population figures from ABS Census data
*Most meanings listed are unconfirmed or disputed and there are multiple other speculated meanings for most place names
One name is a portmanteau with a Saxon/German suffix
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Last updated: August 30, 2023
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Population
State
Language
Meaning*
Answer
452,670
ACT
Ngunnawal
'Meeting place'
Canberra
280,153
NSW
Dharawal
'Sound of the sea'
Wollongong
180,239
VIC
Wathaurong
'Tongue of land'
Geelong
108,398
QLD
Barumggam
'The swamp'
Toowoomba
105,348
VIC
Wathaurong
'Resting place'
Ballarat
52,370
QLD
Taribelang
Local Aboriginal group
Bundaberg
49,686
NSW
Wiradjuri
'Many crows'
Wagga Wagga
38,783
NSW
Wiradjuri
'Red soil'
Dubbo
37,839
VIC
Waywurru
A local edible plant or nut
Wodonga
35,652
VIC
Ladji Ladji
'Red earth'
Mildura
32,894
VIC
Dhauwurd Wurrung
'Ample water'
Warrnambool
29,068
WA
Wangai
'Place of the silky pears'
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
27,628
VIC
Kurnai
'Little fish'
Traralgon
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Level 66
Aug 30, 2023
Great idea for a quiz. I really enjoyed it.
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Level 74
Aug 30, 2023
Thank you!