The Marulta were an indigenous Australian people of the state of Queensland, Australia.


The Marulta spoke Marrulha, one of several dialects of a Karnic language, similar to Mithaka.[1][2]


The Marulta were a people of Lake Barrolka, with, according to Norman Tindale, an estimated 3,700 square miles (9,600 km2) of territory, extending south as far as Lake Yamma Yamma, and west to the Beal Range. Their northeasterly reach ran to the vicinity of Opalville and Cooper Creek.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Breen 1990, p. 21.
  2. ^ Dixon 2002, p. xxxvii.
  3. ^ a b Tindale 1974, p. 181.
  4. ^ Howitt & Siebert 1904, p. 124.


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