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Tjilpa is the name given to a marsupial cat amongst the Arrernte language group of Australian Aboriginal people.[1] There are many Dreamtime stories of tribes of ancestral Tjilpa-men, who had a significant mythological role. The geographical range of these stories includes Aranda, Anmatyerre, Kaytetye, Ngalia, Ilpara and Kukatja lands.


  1. ^ Gill, Sam D. (1998), Storytracking: Texts, stories & histories in Central Australia, Oxford University Press, p. 11, ISBN 978-0-19-511587-1