Marri Tjevin

The Maridjabin or Marrisjabin,[1] were an indigenous Australian people of the Northern Territory.


Marridjabin is a dialect of Marrithiyel, one of the Western Daly languages.[1]


The Maridjabin's territory occupied some 300 square miles (780 km2) predominantly of swampland at mouth of the Moyle River and along the coast near Cape Dombey, and the hinterland for about 20 miles east of that coast,[2]

Alternative names



    1. Green 1989, p. 8.
    2. Tindale 1974, p. 230.


    • Falkenberg, Johannes (1962) [First published 1948]. Kin and Totem: Group Relations of Australian Aborigines in the Port Keats District. George Allen & Unwin.
    • Green, Ian (September 1989). Marrithiyel, a language of the Daly River region of Australia's Northern Territory (PDF). ANU PhD.
    • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Maridan (NT)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.
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