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There is a very complex classification sytem that maps out relationships for people and the natural world around us. This is sometimes referred to as a Kinship system. The image shows some of the animals fo the area and the groups they belong to.

Mayali Kinship System: Dhuwa-Yirridja

People are also a part of this system. Each bininj person is locked into the system by their birth inheritance.

Kinship System – Gunmud

alngarridj
nangarridj

algamarrang
nagamarrang

alwagadj
nawagadj

algodjok
nagodjok

alwamud
nawamud

alburlanj
naburlanj

albangardi
nabangardi

algangila
nagangila

There are 16 Kinship or Gunmud classification names: 8 male and 8 female groups, 8 Dhuwa and 8 Yirridja.

You will learn more about this during your visit to Kakadu Billabong Safari Camp.

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