Pitjantjatjara

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Pitjantjara
Population

2,660 (2006 census). 80% monolingual.

Location

Northwest South Australia, Pitjantjatjara freehold lands, Yalata.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Pitjantjatjara (Pithantjatjarra), Yankunytjatjara.

Language Use

500 L2 speakers. Some also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%–70%. Literacy rate in L2: 10%–15%. Dictionary. NT: 2002.
Writing
Latin script.