Pitjantjatjara language

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Pitjantjatjara
Region Central Australia
Native speakers 2,660  (2006 census)
Language family
Writing system Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pjt

Pitjantjatjara (Aboriginal pronunciation: [ˈb̥ɪɟanɟaɟaɾa] or [ˈb̥ɪɟanɟaɾa]) is one of the Western Desert languages of Australia. It is often considered a dialect. It is spoken by the Pitjantjatjara people of central Australia. It is mutually intelligible with other languages of the Western Desert and is very closely related to the Yankunytjatjara language.

The name of the people comes from their word for coming/going: pitjantja.

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