Muringura people

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The Muringura were an indigenous Australian people of the Northern Territory.

Country

According to Norman Tindale's estimate, the Muringura had some 800 sq. miles of territory in the area east of the Macadam Range, and running along the coastal swamps bordering the around at the mouth of the Fitzmaurice River. Their northern borders lay on the Moyle River divide.[1]

People and language

The Muringura spoke a distinct dialect, traces of which remain in the speech of descendants, after their group was assimilated into the larger Murrinh-Patha group. .[1]

Alternative names

  • Murinkura.

Notes

Citations

  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 232.

References

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