N161: Marri Tjevin

AIATSIS code: 
N161
AIATSIS reference name: 
Marri Tjevin

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Maridjabin
ISO 639-3 code
zmj
Tindale name
Maridjabin
Tindale (1974)
Murindjabin (name used by Murinbata), Murintja-bin, Murintjaran
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
mari1421
Other sources
Marrisjefin, Marrijebin, Marisyabin, Marrityabin, Maridjabin, Marri Jabin, Murindzabin, Murindjabin [Top End Handbook] Maretyaben [Tryon 1970] Marri Tjevin [Blythe 2009:30] Marrijebin [Kofod] Marri Tjevin, Marritjevin [Ford 2007]
Synonyms
Marritjevin, Maridjabin, Marrisjefin, Marrijebin, Marisyabin, Marrityabin, Marri Jabin, Murindzabin, Murindjabin, Maretyabin, Murintja bin, Murintjaran, Daly language.
Comment
Comments: 

Green (1989) treats this as a dialect of Marrithiyel N7. There is an article by Tryon (1970).

Green and Nordlinger classify Marri Tjevin as a Western Daly non Pama-Nyungan language along with Marramaninjsji N16, Merranunggu N13, Emmi N15, Menthe N6, Marri Ngarr N102, Makati ke N163, Marrithiyel N7, Marri Ammu N162, and Marri Dan N9 (viewed November 2020).

 

References: 
  • Green, Ian. 1989. Marrithiyel: a language of the Daly River region of Australia's Northern Territory, Australian National University: PhD.
  • Green, Ian & Nordlinger, Rachel. The Daly Languages (Australia). Web Resource http://dalylanguages.org

  • 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. 1970. An introduction to Maranungku (Northern Australia): Pacific Linguistics B-15. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 

Swamplands at mouth of Moyle River and coastal country near Cape Dombey (Tindale 1974).

Marri Tjevin and Marri Ammu are two closely related dialects whose country lies along the coast north of the mouth of the Moyle River, extending up towards the Dashwood Plains. Marri Tjevin occupies the southern part of this area, with Magati Ke and Marri Ngarr to the south. Marri Ammu then has Menthe and Merranunggu to its north and north-east respectively. Their sister dialect Marrithiyel lies to their east. There are a number of active outstations on Marri Tjevin and Marri Ammu country proper, with Marri Tjevin and Marri Ammu communities also resident at Wadeye (Green & Nordlinger viewd November 2020).

 

Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Wadeye Aboriginal Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt100
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census-

Speaker numbers were measured differently across the censuses and various other sources listed in AUSTLANG. You are encouraged to refer to the sources.

Speaker numbers for ‘NILS 2004’ and ‘2005 estimate’ come from 'Table F.3: Numbers of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages (various surveys)' in 'Appendix F NILS endangerment and absolute number results' in McConvell, Marmion and McNicol 2005, pages 198-230 (PDF, 2.5MB).

Documentation
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Daly Bringen-Wagaydy Bringen Maridjabin Maridjabin [Dialects: May be intelligible with Marithiel or Maringarr]
Dixon (2002)   DALY RIVER AREAL GROUP Western Daly subgroup* Marritjevin Marrithiyel I. Green (1989) further dialects: Marri Ammu, Marritjevin, Marridan, Marramanindjdji
Wurm (1994) Daly Bringen-Wagaydy   Maridjabin  
Walsh (1981) Daly Bringgen-Wagaydy Bringen Maridjabin  
Oates (1975) Daly Bringen-Wagadj Bringen Maridjabin  
Wurm (1972) Daly Brinken-Wagaty Brinken Maretyabin  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)