The Maridan were an indigenous Australian people of the Northern Territory.


Maridan belongs to the Western branch of the Daly River language family


The Maridan's land extended over some 100 square miles (260 km2), inland, along the marshlands north of the middle section of the Moyle River.[1]

Alternative names



    1. Tindale 1974, p. 230.


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