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- proper n. a small tribe of Native Australian people, living in Australia's Northern Territory.
- proper n. the language spoken by these people.
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Photo by K. David Harrison Cyril Ninnal, of the Yek Nangu clan, relates the Murrinh-Patha dreaming story of the headless man depicted here in ancient rock art near Wadeye, Northern Territory, Australia.
The land at Wadeye belonged to the Kardu Diminin, who spoke Murrinh-Patha; no one asked them how they felt about having to accommodate outsiders and no one asked the outsiders how they felt about having Murrinh-Patha taught to their children along with Catholic doctrine.
Looking for information on the Murrinh-Patha language I came across this list of nearly extinct languages.