Emmi N15, Marranj Warrgat (N13) and Menthe N6 are in a dialectal relationship of a language called Marranj N215 (Baker, 1996).
Green and Nordlinger classify this as a non Pama-Nyungan Western Daly language along with Marramaninjsji N16, Emmi N15, Menthe N6, Marri Ngarr N102, Makati ke N163, Marrithiyel N7, Marri Tjevin N161, Marri Ammu N162, Marri Dan N9.
Basedow, Herbert. 1907. Anthropological notes on the western coastal tribes of the Northern Territory of South Australia. Royal Society of South Australia -- Transactions 31:1-62.
Green, Ian & Nordlinger, Rachel. The Daly Languages (Australia). Web Resource http://dalylanguages.org
Tryon, D. T. 1970. An introduction to Maranungku (Northern Australia): Pacific Linguistics B-15. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
around Elizabeth Downs Station (Tryon 1970). Country around Hermit Hill (Basedow 1907:2).
Ancestral Merranunggu (also Maranungku) country lies in the central north of the Daly region hinterland, bordered on the south by Marrithiyel, on the east by Matngele, and on the north and east by Northern Daly varieties. To its west, along the coast, are located its sister dialects, Emmi and Menthe. ... Merranunggu people now own and occupy sites to the north of the Daly, in the western Finniss River region, having relocated there relatively recently. Merranunggu elders have suggested that this relocation was facilitated by the long historical connections between the Merranunggu and their northern neighbours. (Green & Nordlinger, viewed November 2020).
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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).
Tryon, Darrell, 1970. An introduction to Maranungku (northern Australia): Pacific Linguistics B15. Canberra: Pacific Linguistic.