The Ngardok were an indigenous Australian people of the Northern Territory. Nothing is known of the language, which has been extinct since about WW2.[1]


Norman Tindale calculated their land as extending over 200 square miles (520 km2). They inhabited Field Island in Van Diemen Gulf as well as the scrub and swamplands of the adjacent continental coastal belt between the South Alligator River as far as Farewell Point near the mouth of the East Alligator River.[2]

Alternative names

  • Ngardulk
  • Ngadok
  • Ngadug
  • Ngadulg
  • Ad-dok
  • Gnaruk
  • A'ragu
  • Bimbirik. (?)[2]



    1. N40 Ngaduk at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
    2. Tindale 1974, p. 234.


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