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Maningrida is located approximately 520 km east of Darwin by road and 300 km northeast of Jabiru. It is in North Central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
Maningrida has approximately 2,650 inhabitants, including people who live on the 30 or so homeland centres or outstations around Maningrida.
The Kunibidji people are the traditional landowners of this country. The Kunibidji language is called Ndjebbana. The other main tribal groups who live in the area are Kunbarlang, Nakkara, Burarra, Gun-nartpa, Gurrgoni, Rembarrnga, Eastern Kunwinjku, Djinang, Wurlaki and Gupapuyngu. Over 50 Indigenous languages are spoken in this region.
Maningrida also serves as a feeder service to Darwin for flights originating from east Arnhem communities such as Ramingining, Milingimbi and Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island).
There are a number of river crossings between Cahill’s Crossing and Maningrida, and all are subject to flooding during the wet season.
Maningrida boasts excellent barramundi fishing conditions.
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