Martuthunira

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Martuthunira.

Proper noun[edit]

Martuthunira

  1. An indigenous people of Western Australia.
  2. Their language.
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Quotations[edit]

  • 1916, A. A. Goldenweiser, Reconstruction from Survivals in West Australia, in American Anthropologist, Vol. 18, No. 4
    ... so the Mardudhunera, neighbors of the Ngaluma, neighbors of the Kariera, have a relationship system differing from that of the Kariera, but corresponding to that of the Aranda ...
  • 1994, Alan Dench, Martuthunira: A language of the Pilbara region of Western Australia
    The Martuthunira visited the islands of the Dampier Archipelago, which they presumably shared with the Yapurarra/Pijurru, and the Mary Anne Group.

Adjective[edit]

Martuthunira (not comparable)

  1. Of the Martuthunira or their language.
    • 1912, A. R. Brown, The Distribution of Native Tribes in Part of Western Australia, in Man, Vol. 12
      They are called Noanamaronga by the Mardudhunera tribe.
    • 1994, Alan Dench, Martuthunira: A language of the Pilbara region of Western Australia
      The reported location and extent of Martuthunira territory also differs from one description to another.

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Martuthunira[edit]

Etymology[edit]

"Those who live around the Fortescue River", from Martuthuni "Fortescue River" + -ra, provenience suffix.

Noun[edit]

Martuthunira

  1. Martuthunira.
    • 1994, Algy Paterson, Alan Dench (tr.), The First Boomerang, in Martuthunira: A language of the Pilbara region of Western Australia
    • Mirntiwul ngunhu-ngara marrari-i Martuthunira.
      They were separate mobs but they all had the Martuthunira language.