Marrithiyel language

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Native toAustralia
RegionDaly River
EthnicityMarrithiyal people, Marimanindji, Maridan, Mariamo, Maridjabin, Marijedi
Native speakers
15 (2016 census)[1]
Western Daly
  • Marrithiyel
  • Marri Ammu
  • Marritjevin
  • Marridan
  • Marramanindjdji
  • Marrithiyel
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
mfr – Marrithiyel
xru – Marriammu
zmj – Maridjabin
zmd – Maridan
zmm – Marimanindji
zmy – Mariyedi

Marrithiyel (Marithiel, Maridhiel, Maridhiyel), also known as Berringen (Bringen, Brinken) is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken by the Marrithiyal people.

Dialects besides Marrithiyel proper are Nganygit, Marriammu (Mare-Ammu), Maridjabin (Maredyerbin, Maretyabin, Maridyerbin, Maritjabin), Marridan (Meradan), Marramanindjdji (Marramaninydyi, Marimanindji), and Mariyedi.[3]


  1. ^ "Census 2016, Language spoken at home by Sex (SA2+)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Marithielic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b N7 Marrithiyel at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

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