Warlpiri

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Elpira, Ilpara, Ngaliya, Ngardilpa, Wailbri, Walbiri, Walmama, Walpiri
Population

2,510 (2006 census).

Location

Northern Territory: Ali Curung Willowra, Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine, Lajamanu, and Yuendumu; Western Australia state: into area shared with Kukatia [kux].

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV; ergative; 18 consonant and 6 vowel phonemes; non-tonal; stress on first syllable; vowel harmony.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].