Marri Amu

The Mariamo or Marri ammu are an indigenous Australian people of the Northern Territory.


The ethnonym Mariamo/Marri Ammu signifies 'plains language'.[1]


Mariamo belongs to the Western branch of the Daly River language family.


The Mariamo tribal lands covered some 100 square miles (260 km2) of swampland south of Mount Greenwood. Their status as an in independent tribe has been maintained by both W. E. H. Stanner and Norman Tindale.[2]



    1. Green 1989, p. 7.
    2. Tindale 1974, p. 230.


    • Green, Ian (September 1989). Marrithiyel, a language of the Daly River region of Australia's Northern Territory (PDF). ANU PhD.
    • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Mariamo (NT)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.
    This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.