Meriam Mir is one of two traditional languages of the Torres Strait.
Meriam Mir (also written as Miriam Mer) is the language of the Eastern Islands of the Torres Strait. Linguistically, it is connected to the Papuan languages of the Austronesian family of languages.
There are two regional dialects:
The evolution of these dialects was determined geographically and developed over time with influences by traditional trade, visits, inter-marriage and kinship ties.
“Simir akedir kibkib meriba uridli kerker barukda a pe irdi.”