Walmajarri

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Pililuna, Walmajiri, Walmatjari, Walmatjiri, Wolmeri
Population

510 (2006 census).

Location

Western Australia, Fitzroy river valley area, Lake Gregory and La Grange.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Djuwarliny (Juwaliny, Tjuwalinj). The western group speaks the Juwaliny dialect.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

All children speak Kriol [rop] (Wurm 2007). Mainly adults. Used as L2 by Kukatja [kux], Martu Wangka [mpj], Nyigina [nyh].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 1978–1989.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].