At the time of first contact, Nawu speakers lived in the southwestern half of Eyre Peninsula.

According to Tindale, Nawu territory stretched “west to Cape Radstock, north to beyond Minnipa; east to near Darke Peak; west of Cleve and halfway between Carrow and Franklin Harbor; at Port Lincoln, Mount Hope, Coffin Bay, and Elliston” (see Tindale 1974, page 214).

AIATSIS id : L.02

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Battara, Gnowoo, Growoo, Hilleri, Kadu, Kartawon-gulta, Kartwongulta, Naua, Nauo, Nawa, Nawo, Nawu, Neow, New O, Ngao, Njao, Njau, Now, Nowo, Wiljaru, Willuro.

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approximate location of Nawu

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The above map is based upon the Horton Indigenous Map of Australia © Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS, and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, 1996. The full map is available on the AIATSIS website. The locations of the languages of SA, as stated on the this website are not intended for Land Claim use, and are an approximate guide only. Individual language project locations are based on information from publicly available MILR (ILS) documents.