Arrernte, Eastern

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Arunta, Eastern Aranda, Upper Aranda
Population

2,380 (2006 census).

Location

Northern Territory, Alice Springs area (Mparntwe), Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte), Alcoota, Harts range (Artetyerre), Bonya (Uthipe Atherre), Amoonguna (Amwengkwerne).

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Akarre, Antekerrepenh, Ikngerripenhe, Mparntwe Arrernte, Upper Aranda. Related to Alyawarr [aly], Western Arrarnta [are], Anmatyerre [amx], and Kaytetye [gbb].

Typology

SOV

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. English bilingual program at a school at Santa Teresa. New media. Radio programs. TV. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing
Latin script.