|Location||On Murrumbidgee River at Balranald; southwest to Murray River; west to near Lake Benanee; at Reedy Lake; north to west of Carrawathal. Their word for 'no' = ['jeto] from which it may be inferred they are closely related to the neighboring people of the Lachlan River including the Jitajita-the basis of their name = ['mut] = ['muth] = tongue or speech. The pronunciation of their name is that preferred by my informants in 1938; the spelling as Madi madi by Hercus is not useful.|
|Co-ordinates||143°20'E x 34°25'S|
|Area||2,200 sq. m. (5,700 sq. km.)|
|References||Robinson, 1846 MS; Smyth, 1878; Cameron, 1885; Mathews, 1898 (Gr. 6468); Richardson, 1899; Howitt, 1904; Stone, 1911; Brown, 1918; Tindale, 1940; and MS; AIAS, 1966; Hercus, 1970.|
|Alternative Names||Muti muti, Mutte Mutte, Matimati, Madi-madi, Mataua, Moorta Moorta, Matthee-matthee, Bakiin (of tribes to the south, means 'stealthy marauders by night').|
This information is reproduced from NB Tindale's Aboriginal Tribes of Australia
(1974). Please be aware that much of the data relating to Aboriginal language group distribution and definition has undergone revision since 1974. Please note also that this catalogue represents Tindale's attempt to depict Aboriginal tribal distribution at the time of European contact.