According to Norman Tindale, the Airiman's traditional lands encompassed 800 square miles (2,100 km2). Baldwin Spencer encountered this tribe at the headwaters of the Fitzmaurice River. They were later described by D. S. Davidson who, Tindale claims, incorrectly took them to be Ngarinman.
- Davidson, D. S. (January–June 1935). "Archaeological Problems of Northern Australia". The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 65: 145–183. JSTOR 2843847.
- Spencer, Baldwin (1914). Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia. Macmillan.
- Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Airiman (NT)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.