Pitjantjatjara

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Pitjantjara, Pitjantjatjarra
Autonym
Pitjantjatjara
Population

4,050, all users. L1 users: 3,550 (2016 census). 3,130 Pitjantjatjara and 420 Yankunytjatjara (2016 census). L2 users: 500. 2,580 monolinguals (2006).

Location

Northern Territory: southwest corner; South Australia state: Pitjantjatjara freehold lands, Yalata; Western Australia state.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Yankunytjatjara, Pitjantjatjara (Pithantjatjarra).

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. Texts. NT: 2002.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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