N102: Marri Ngarr

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AIATSIS Code: 
N102
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Marri Ngarr

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Name
ABN Name
Marri Ngarr language
ABS Name
Maringarr
Horton Name
Marringarr
Ethnologue name
Maringarr
ISO 639-3 code
zmt
Tindale name
Maringar
Thesaurus heading language
Marri Ngarr language N102
Thesaurus heading (old)
Maringarr / Gidjingali language (N102) (NT SD52-11)
Tindale (1974)
Muringar (valid alternative), Murrinnga, Muringa, Yaghanin, Moil (not a tribal name, ['moi:l] = 'plain' or 'plain country'), Moyle (name as given to river by Europeans).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
mari1419
Other sources
Mari'ngar, Ngangikadre [Tryon 1974] Marringarr, Maringarr, Maringar, Marengar [Top End Handbook]
Synonyms
Maringarr
Marringarr
Maringar
Gidjingali
Marengar
Marringar
Merringar
Moil
Moyle
Muringa
Muringar
Murrinnga
Tangural
Yaghanin
Ngangikadre
Comment
Language comment
References

Gren, Ian and Rachel Nordlinger. 2016. <http://www.dalylanguages.org/view_language.php?id=10>
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
Nambatu, Ngarul Jimmy, et al. 2009. Marri Ngarr and Magati Ke plants and animals: Aboriginal knowledge of flora and fauna from the Moyle river and Rak Neninh areas, north Australia. Batchelor: Batchelor Press.
Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.
Tryon, D. T. 1974. Daly Family languages, Australia: Pacific Linguistics C-32. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Walsh, Michael. 1972. Field notes: Muringair (Magadige). (MS 402).

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
... around the Moyle River near Port Keats (Tryon 1974). The general association was to the swamp and adjacent higher country on the southern side of the Moyle from about 10kms upstream of the mouth to the junction with Tom Turner's Creek. A smaller area on the northern side of the Moyle was also associated with Marringarr (Harvey ASEDA 802). Marri Ngarr country is located on the floodplains of the Moyle River and small coastal areas, including the communities of Nama, Wudipuli, Kubiyirr, Mardingarr and Kulinmerr. (Nambatu 2009:2-3). Contemporary location : Most speakers live in Wadeye community; some live in Nauiyu, 20km north-east of Wadeye on the Daly River. (Nambatu 2009:3).
Maps
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Catalogue
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Wadeye Aboriginal Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
30 - - - - - 20 8
Speaker NILS table
- - - -
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
7
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Text Collection None 0
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Dictionary: 
Nambatu, Ngarul Jimmy, et al. 2009. Marri Ngarr and Magati Ke plants and animals: Aboriginal knowledge of flora and fauna from the Moyle river and Rak Neninh areas, north Australia. Batchelor: Batchelor Press.
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Daly Bringen-Wagaydy Bringen Maringarr Maringarr [Dialects: Maranunggu (Marranunga, Maramanunggu, Merranunggu, Warrgat). May be intelligible with other Bringen languages. Lexical similarity 40% with Mullukmulluk and Murrinh-Patha.]
Dixon (2002)   DALY RIVER AREAL GROUP Western Daly subgroup* Marri Ngarr Marri Ngarr further dialect: Magati-ge
Wurm (1994) Daly Bringen-Wagaydy   Maringarr  
Walsh (1981) Daly Bringen-Wagaydy Bringen Maringarr  
Oates (1975) Daly Bringen-Wagadj Bringen Maringar  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)