Warlpiri

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Albura, Alpira, Alpiri, Elpira, Ilpara, Ilpira, Ilpirra, Nambuda, Ngalia, Ngaliya, Ngallia, Ngardilpa, Njambalatji, Ulperra, Waibry, Wailbri, Walbiri, Walbrai, Walbri, Waljbiri, Waljpiri, Walmala, Walmama, Walmanba, Walpari, Walpiri, Wanaeka, Wanajaga, Wanajaka, Wanajeka, Waneiga, Waringari, Wolperi, Wolpirra
Autonym
Warlpiri
Population

2,300 (2016 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. Texts. NT: 2001.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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