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Wadeye (previously known as Port Keats)

Wadeye is a large remote Aboriginal community 420 kilometres by road south-west of Darwin.

Traditional owners: Kardu Diminin (there are 22 Clan groups living in Wadeye who are traditional owners for areas in the surrounding region.)

Languages: Murrinh-patha (most common), Marri-Ngarr, Marri-Tjavin, Magata-ge and Djamindjung

Population (ABS Census 2016): 2280 (Current estimate is at least 3000)

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