N9: Marridan

AIATSIS code: 
N9
AIATSIS reference name: 
Marridan

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Marridan (Maridan)
Horton name
Marrithiyel (Marridan)
Ethnologue name
Maridan
ISO 639-3 code
zmd
Tindale name
Maridan
Thesaurus heading language
Marridan language N9
Thesaurus heading (old)
Marridan / Marrisyefin / Nordanimin language (N9) (NT SD52-11)
Tindale (1974)
Murindan (['mari] = ['murin]).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
mari1422
Other sources
Synonyms
Maridan, Marrithiyel, Brinken, Marri Ammu, Marrisjefin, Matige, Murindan, Nordanimin, Maredan
Comment
Comments: 
Green (1989) treats this as a dialect of Marrithiyel N7.
References: 
  • Baker, Brett. New Top End Handbook (FileMaker database). (ASEDA 0626).
  • Green, Ian. 1989. Marrithiyel: a language of the Daly River region of Australia's Northern Territory, Australian National University: PhD.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 
A small area inland on the north side of the marshland of the middle Moyle River (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates20
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate10
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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)DalyBringen-WagaydyBringenMaridan
Dixon (2002)DALY RIVER AREAL GROUPWestern Daly subgroup*MarridanMarrithiyel I. Green (1989) further dialects: Marri Ammu, Marritjevin, Marridan, Marramanindjdji
Wurm (1994)DalyBringen-WagaydyMaridan
Walsh (1981)DalyBringgen-WagaydyBringenMaridan
Oates (1975)DalyBringen-WagadjBringenMaredan
Wurm (1972)DalyBrinken-WagatyBrinkenMaredan
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)