The standard early ethnographic literature referred to the Wadjiginy with numerous variations of the word "Wogait", a term taken to mean "sea folk" by early investigators but which actually covers several tribes such as the Emmiyangal which later research has shown to be imprecise. Their ethnonym is derived from wakatj, a Patjtjamalh term for beach.
The Wadjiginy speak Patjtjamalh.
The Wadjiginy territory was around Anson Bay, from the debouchment of the Daly River northwards as far as Point Blaze, and was estimated by Norman Tindale to range over roughly 200 square miles (520 km2). Their inland extension is estimated at around 20 miles from the coast.
- Worgait, Worgite, Worgaid, Wagait
- Wagaidj, Wagite, Waggait, Waggite
- Waggote, Waggute
- Wagatsch, Wa(o)gatsch
- Wargad. (Murinbata exonym)
- Murinwargad (Murinbata term)..
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