The Rembarrnga, otherwise known as the Rembarunga, are an indigenous Australian people of the Northern Territory.


Rembarunga is a non-Pama-Nyungan language belonging to the Gunwinyguan language family.[1]


Rembarrnga country covered some 5,000 square miles (13,000 km2), extending from the headwaters of the Mann, Cadell, Wilton, and Blyth rivers, to the arid plateau to the south.[2]

Alternative names

  • Rembarrnga, Rembaranga, Rembarnga, Rembranga.
  • Ranjbarngo, Rainbarngo, Reinbaranga.
  • Rembarrna.
  • Maiadi.
  • Maieli, Majali, Maiali, Maielli.[2]



    1. Saulwick 2007, p. 107.
    2. Tindale 1974, p. 235.


    • Saulwick, Adam (2007). "Rembarrnga poly synthesis in cross-linguistic perspective". In Miestamo, Matti; Wälchli, Bernhard (eds.). New Challenges in Typology: Broadening the Horizons and Redefining the Foundations. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 102–126. ISBN 978-3-110-19890-4.
    • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Rembarunga (NT)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.
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