Pitjantjatjara

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Pitjantjara
Population

2,660 (2006 census). 2,130 monolinguals. L2 users: 500.

Location

Northwest South Australia, Pitjantjatjara freehold lands, Yalata; southwest corner, Northern Territory; also in Western Australia.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Pitjantjatjara (Pithantjatjarra), Yankunytjatjara.

Language Use

Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Pintiini [pti], Yankunytjatjara [kdd].

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

Latin script [Latn].