Jingi Walla means 'welcome' in the language of the Arakwal.
The Arakwal words Jingi Walla or Jingi Wahul were sourced from the website of the Arakwal Corporation website. Since 2014-15 the Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Cooperative have been developing a Bundjalung-Yugambeh dictionary which contains many language words and resources - be sure to learn some wordsand share them with us when you arrive.
The moment your feet touch the sand on the beach and you take your first breath of the ocean air you can sense that you are in a special place, and indeed you are, you are on Arakwal Country. Arakwal Country extends from Seven Mile Beach, south of Broken Head, to the Brunswick River up north, out to the escarpment west of Byron Bay, and east out into the Tasman Sea.
Byron Bay was traditionally known as Cavanbah by the Arakwal was always known as an important meeting place for the neighbouring clans and people of the Bundjalung nations. The Walgun headland, known as Cape Byron, is the easternmost point of mainland Australia.
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