Tindale's Catalogue of Australian Aboriginal Tribes
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Murinbata (NT)
LocationPort Keats; east to the Macadam Range and south to Keyling Inlet at the mouth of Fitzmaurice River (native name Kemol); a coastal tribe with eight hordes extending inland for about 20 miles (30 km.). Late extensions of tribal territory made toward southeast usurped Muringura territory and absorbed the Muringura. The territories are shown as they were.
Co-ordinates129°40'E x 14°35'S
Area800 sq. m. (2,100 sq. km.)
ReferencesStanner, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1959-1963, 1965; Falkenberg, 1948, 1962; Capell, 1956; Robinson, 1956; Lockwood, 1962; Berndt and Berndt, 1964, 1965; J. Cleverly, 1969 pers. comm.
Alternative NamesMurinbada, Karama (probably means 'water folk'), Garama, Karaman, Murinkura (formerly a tribe, now a linguistic group within the tribe; means 'water language'), Nagor (a horde name), Nangu, Mariwada, Mariwuda.
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.

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