The Marani is a large indigenous people in Baranxtu, Cikoutimi, Otea and westernmost Jonquiere-Tadoussac. The Marani are further split up into about 40-50 tribes, of which six, however, make up the majority of all Marani.
All Marani speak a descendant of Akes Mersanint, and in the last years a huge attempt was started to introduce a Standard Akes Mersanint as a new lingua franca for the Marani.
|Peoples of Baranxtu|
|Asuanituans | Baranxtimans | Jontadains | Nidajans|
|Marani: Ñiri | Kiri|
|Other Natives: Masenasi | Phip|