G45: Marrago

AIATSIS code: 
G45
AIATSIS reference name: 
Marrago

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Kukatj (Marago), Mayi-Kutuna (Marago)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Marrago
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
Ngarra
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Kukatj, Marago, Mayi Kutuna, Kalibamu, Maikudunu, Mayi Yali, Ngarra
Comment
Comments: 
Breen (1981:4) says Marrago may have been a northern group of Mayi-Kutuna G24. Memmott (1994) lists this as a language group but no information is provided. If this is really a language name, documentation on Mayi-Kutuna G24 may be relevant.
References: 
  • Armit, William. 1886. The mouth of the Leichhardt River. In Curr, E.M. The Australian race, v. 2, 300-305.
  • 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.
  • Breen, Gavan. 1981. The Mayi languages of the Queensland gulf country. Canberra:AIAS.
  • Memmott, Paul. 1994. Report to the Minister for Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs on the proposed appointment of Aboriginal trustees for the transferable reserve lands at Normanton. (MS 3289).
  • Donner, F. 1990. Aboriginal traditions and rock carvings. Science of Man -- 1900; v.3, no.7; 115-116 -illus.
  • Turnbull, W. 1896. Lower Leichhardt River and Coast Dialect of Mikadoon Tribe, and on Sea Coast and the Estuary of Leichhard Minkin Tribe. in Australian Anthropological Journal, vol. 1. No.1 p.13
  • Turnbull, W. 1903. [Letter to Editor] in Science of Man . vol.6 no.1, pp.9-11
  • Trunbull, W. 1911. [Letters to A. Carroll: Investigations in Minkin and Mikadoon tribes] in Science of Man. vol. 13, no.2. pp. 39-41; No.3. pp 59-61; No.4. pp 79-80.
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Potential data
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
On Alexandra River-no details are available. The approximate area indicated for the tribe is only by exclusion from surrounding tribe areas (Tindale 1974).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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1990Schmidt-
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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).

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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)