Murrinh-Patha is an independent non-Pama-Nyungan Australian language.
It could also be related to the Daly group. It is spoken around Wadeye
(western coast of the Northern Territory) and along the Fitzmaurice River
by more than 1500 speakers, including those people who use it as a second
language. It is used as a lingua franca in the region where it's spoken,
and is used as the medium of instruction the local bilingual education
programme. It is also one of the few Aboriginal languages to have gained
The name Murrinh-Patha means "language good". The language is also known
as Murinbada, Murinbata or Garama.