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The Yolngu is a custom civilization by EmeraldRange with contributions from JFD, TopHat, Arilasqueto, RawSasquatch, Agla, Zharques, Darth, and Deliverator.

This mod requires Brave New World.

The Yolngu[]

The Yolngu are an Australian people inhabiting north-eastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. The Yolngu comprise several distinct groups, differentiated by the languages and dialects they speak, but generally sharing overall similarities in the ritual life and hunter-gathering economic and cultural lifestyles in the territory of eastern Arnhem land.


Wonggu Mununggurr was an Aboriginal Australian artist and leader of the Djapu clan of the Yolngu people of northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. Known for his role in the Caledon Bay Crisis and the creation of the Northern Territory Special Reconnaissance Unit during World War II, Wonggu was a respected elder with more than twenty wives and at least sixty children.

Dawn of Man[]

Blessings be upon you, Wonggu Mununggurr of the Djapu clan. As an elder of the Yolngu, you played an integral part in the history of your people after their contact with Europeans. When the Caldon Bay crisis proposed punitive expedition against your people, you formed a friendly relationship with Donald Thomson, de-escalating the crisis and turning hostile interactions into prosperous ones. The Yolngu, of course, are no stranger to peaceful trade with faraway people having long sent trepangs to the Macassans and China beyond. Much like the traders of the past, you navigated a world of changing allegiances, punitive expeditions, and people who would do you ill.


Leaderscreen by RawSasquatch, Arilasqueto and EmeraldRange

Wise Wonggu, you must once again fight for your people. Much have changed, but much is still yet to be done to establish strong relations of prosperity. Can you navigate a treacherous world of intrigue and trade? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "It is great that we can meet. You must have come from afar. Please, tread carefully not to desecrate the laws of the Yolngu and our lands."

Defeat: "Quite disgusting what you have done! Are you done destroy this land yet? There's no more to desecrate!"

Attacked: "If all the dreamers of the world become beasts like you... no, you will not succeed!"

Unique Attributes[]

The Yolngu (Wonggu)

Art by EmeraldRange

Garma and Milngurr

Trade Routes with cities on a different continent provide +10% Greatperson Great People Generation each. Great Works increases Land Trade Route yields by +1 CultureIcon Culture and +2 Gold Gold each.


Art by Agla

Lippa Lippa (Trireme)
  • May enter Deep Ocean at Currency.
  • Gain Strength Combat Strength for every civilization you have met from a foreign landmass (diminishing returns)*
  • Provides +1 Food Food, +3 Gold Gold and +1 CultureIcon Culture when stationed on a featureless Coast tile with an international trade route passing over it.

Art by EmeraldRange

Larrakitj (Temple)
  • Requires no Maintenance.
  • Extends land trade route range by 50%.
  • Contains a slot for a Great Work of Music, which when filled, provides +15% Great People Generation to all your cities connected by a trade route.

* First civ +2, second civ +1, third civ has a 50% chance to +1. whenever it reaches 14 strength (+4 total), next civ has a 20% chance to +1 whenever it reaches 15 Strength and thereafter, next civ has a 10% chance to +1

City List
  1. Yirrkala
  2. Milingimbi
  3. Galiwinku
  4. Ramingining
  5. Nhulunbuy
  6. Gunyangarra
  7. Gapuwiyak
  8. Dhalinybuy
  9. Gurrumuru
  10. Yilpara
  11. Gurkawuy
  12. Barrkira
  13. Djarrakpi
  14. Gutjangan
  15. Gangan
  16. Rorruwuy
  17. Gikal
  18. Matamata
  19. Muthamul
  20. Gulkula
  21. Yalangbara
  22. Bawaka
  23. Dhanaya
  24. Buymurr
  25. Garrthalala
  26. Biranybirany
  27. Wandawuy
  28. Rurrangala
  29. Dhurputjpi
  30. Martjanba
  31. Wunpurri
  32. Nanyinbarra
  33. Gawa
  34. Djurranalpi
  35. Gulumarri
Spy List
  1. Galarwuy
  2. Madawuy
  3. Gurrumul
  4. Gapanbulu
  5. Makuma
  6. Yunupingu
  7. Mangatjay
  8. Narripapa
  9. Milkayngu
  10. Wityana



Peace Theme War Theme
"Gunbalanya Bunborg," attributed to Aboriginal People of Arnhem Land "Concerto for Didgeridoo: 2. Wind," by William Barton

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 24 December 2020



Full Credits List[]

  • EmeraldRange: Code, Art, Design, UU Texture
  • JFD: Lua
  • TophatPaladin: Lua
  • Arilasqueto: Leaderscene
  • RawSasquatch: Leaderscene
  • Agla: UU Icon
  • Zharques: Text
  • Deliverator: UU Model
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