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Maningrida is a remote indigenous community in Arnhem Land Northern Territory. It is approximately 520 km east of Darwin and 300 km north east of Jabiru. View in Google Maps »

The name Maningrida comes from the Kunbidji name Manayingkarírra, which comes from Mane Djang Karirra (the place where the dreaming changed shape). Traditional landowners of the country are the Kunbidji people whose language is Ndjebbana, however there are a further thirteen different languages spoken in Maningrida.

Most people in the community can speak three or four languages, Burarra (46%) Ndjébbana (12%); Eastern Kunwinjku, Na-Kara and Wurlaki are also quite widely spoken. Maningrida has a population of approximately 2,600 people including those who live on the 30 homeland outstations.