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  • proper noun a small tribe of Native Australian people, living in Australia's Northern Territory.
  • proper noun 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 Last Speakers

  • 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.

    Worlds Apart

  • Looking for information on the Murrinh-Patha language I came across this list of nearly extinct languages.

    Worlds Apart


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