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The Maranganji (also rendered Margany, Mardigan) were an indigenous Australian people of the state of Queensland.


Norman Tindale's estimate of Maranganji tribal lands was 810 square miles (2,100 km2). They were the original people of Quilpie, Cheepie and Beehchal, and the stretch of land the Paroo River to Eulo to Eulo. They were also present in the Bulloo River, at Ardoch, and south to the vicinity of Thargomindah, and at Dynevor Downs.[1]

Alternative names[edit]

  • Marukanji.
  • Marganj.
  • Marnganj.
  • Murngain.
  • Murgoin.
  • Murgoan.[1]



  1. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 181.


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  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Maranganji (QLD)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press.