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Meriam

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Etymology

From Mer (Murray Island), off the northern coast of Australia.

Proper noun

Singular
Meriam

Plural
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Meriam

  1. An aboriginal people who live on Mer (Murray Island), in the eastern group of Torres Strait Islands off the northern tip of Australia.
  2. The language of the Meriam people.

Trivia

The Meriam people are perhaps best known for their involvement in the High Court of Australia's Mabo decision which fundamentally changed land law in Australia - recognising Aboriginal traditional ownership.

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