Walmajarri

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A language of Australia

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

280 (2016 census).

Location

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

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

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

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

All children speak Kriol [rop] (Wurm 2007). Adults only. Used as L2 by Kukatja [kux], Martu Wangka [mpj], Nyikina [nyh].

Language Development

Dictionary. Texts. Bible portions: 1978–1989.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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