the dharugof the first nations

The Dharug language, now largely extinct, is generally considered one of two dialects, the other being the language spoken by the neighbouring Eora, constituting a single language.

northern nsw
Dharug location Dharug map

Dharug, originally a western Sydney people, were bounded by several other people:

Kuringgai to the northeast around Broken Bay.
Darkinjung to the north.
Wiradjuri to the west on the eastern fringe of the Blue Mountains.
Gandangara to the southwest in the Southern Highlands.
Eora to the east.
Tharawal to the southeast in the Illawarra area.

The word  myall,  a pejorative word denoting any person who kept up a traditional way of life, originally came from the Dharug language term mayal, which denoted any person hailing from another tribe.