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.
Information compiled by Wolfram Siegel.
Information about Murrinh-Patha |
Tower of Babel in Murrinh-Patha
Information about the Murrinh-Patha people, language and culture
Kala Lagaw Ya,
Other languages written with the Latin alphabet