Martu Wangka

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Mardo, Targudi
Population

880 (2006 census). 650 Martu Wangka, 25 Kartujarra, 170 Manyjilyjarra, 16 Wangkajunga, 21 Yulparija (2006 census).

Location

Western Australia, Jigalong area, Lake Disappointment west side, Great Sandy Desert.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Kartujarra (Gagudjara, Gardudjara, Kadaddjara, Kardutjara, Kardutjarra, Kartutjara, Kiadjara), Manyjilyjara (Mantjiltjara, Manyjilyjarra), Puditara (Budidjara, Putujara), Wangkajunga (Wangkajungka), Yulparitja (Yilparitja, Yulbaridja, Yulparija). Manyjilyjara and Kartujarra are 2 ethnic groups speaking almost identical dialects. High inherent intelligibility between Yulparitja and Wangkajunga dialects. Puditara dialect is extinct.

Language Use

Also use Walmajarri [wmt], Kukatja [kux], or Kriol [rop].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1981–1999.
Writing
Latin script.