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Truganina is a rural-urban suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 22 km west of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government areas are the Cities of Melton and Wyndham. At the 2011 census, Truganina had a population of 9,140.

The pronunciation of Truganina has two main variations, being "Troo-ga-nee-nah" or "Troo-ga-ny-nah", though "Troo-ga-nee-na" is most likely correct as the suburb name originates from the Aboriginal name "Truganini", where "nini" in traditional Aboriginal languages are usually pronounced as a quickly-said version of "nee-nee".

Truganina is a rapidly growing suburban area with an estimated population of 17,469 in 2014. It is bordered roughly by the Skeleton-Waterholes Creek to the west; Boundary Road to the north; Mount Derrimut Road Reserve to the east and the Federation Trail to the south.

It is believed to be named after Truganini, a full-blooded Aboriginal Tasmanian woman who spent a short time in the area.
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