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Murrinhpatha is spoken by 2500-3000 people in Wadeye (Port Keats) and surrounding communities. Ian Green’s corpus does not contain any Murrinhpatha recordings, however Rachel Nordlinger and a number of other researchers have available material on Murrinhpatha, and we will be adding it to this page very soon.
Murrinhpatha was not included as a Daly language in Tryon (1974), but Green (2003) shows it to belong to the Southern Daly language family.
Some useful pages containing information about Murrinhpatha and its speakers are:
Barwick, Linda, Marett, Allan, Blythe, Joe & Walsh, Michael. 2007. Arriving, Digging, Performing, Returning: an exercise in rich interpretation of a djanba song text in the sound archive of the Wadeye Knowledge Centre, Northern Territory of Australia. Research in Anthropology and Linguistics: Monograph No. 7: Oceanic music encounters: The print resource and the human resource : essays in honour of Mervyn McLean, ed. b Moyle, R. M. and McLean, M., 13-24. Auckland, N.Z: Dept. of Anthropology, University of Auckland.
Nambatu, Ngarul Jimmy & Marri Ngarr and Magati Ke people. 2009. Marri Ngarr and Magati Ke plants and animals : Aboriginal knowledge of flora and fauna from the Moyle River and Neninh areas, North Australia. Batchelor, N.T.: Batchelor Press.