The Kungarakan (Koongurrukuñ) were an indigenous Australian people of the Northern Territory.


Norman Tindale estimated their tribal lands as covering approximately 2,000 square miles (5,200 km2). These covered the inland area northeast of Mount Litchfield, around the midwaters of the Reynolds River and the headwaters of the Adelaide River. Their northeastern limits were close to Rum Jungle and Batchelor.[1]

Alternative names

  • Gunerakan.
  • Kangarraga.
  • Kangarranga.
  • Warnunger.
  • Ungnakan.[1]



    1. Tindale 1974, p. 229.


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