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Source: Australian National University. L. Macdonald, S.J Dixon, S. Holcombe and K. Hansen


Native Name

Total Speakers
1,690 (2006 census).

Usage By Country
Northern Territory in Australia

Pintupi-Luritja is a central Australian Aboriginal dialect of the Western Desert Language group. It is also referred to as a communilect as it evolved with Aboriginal settlement in several communities in the Haasts Bluff Land Trust from the 1940-1960s spreading from there. It is the first language of approximately 2000 speakers. Written sources include a dictionary, the bible, hymns and children’s books

Received 10/7/2015
Posted 10/7/2015
Checked 10/7/2015