N9: Marridan

AIATSIS code: 
N9
AIATSIS reference name: 
Marridan

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
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
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, Daly language.
Comment
Comments: 

Green (1989) treats this as a dialect of Marrithiyel N7.

Green and Nordlinger classify Marri Dan 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 Tjevin N161 and Marri Ammu N162 (viewed November 2020).

 

References: 
  • Baker, Brett. New Top End Handbook (FileMaker database). (AILEC 0626).
  • 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

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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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
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 Maridan  
Dixon (2002)   DALY RIVER AREAL GROUP Western Daly subgroup* Marridan Marrithiyel I. Green (1989) further dialects: Marri Ammu, Marritjevin, Marridan, Marramanindjdji
Wurm (1994) Daly Bringen-Wagaydy   Maridan  
Walsh (1981) Daly Bringgen-Wagaydy Bringen Maridan  
Oates (1975) Daly Bringen-Wagadj Bringen Maredan  
Wurm (1972) Daly Brinken-Wagaty Brinken Maredan  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)