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 Traditionally, the influence of the Meriam spread across the eastern most region of the Torres Strait, overarching both Dauar and Waier islets nearby and Erub and Ugar islands further north. The great expanse of water had shared understandings with neighbouring territories for resources (eg the Kulkalgal of central islands). One such relationship reached as far south as the traditional custodians of Raine Island, some 186km south of Mer.