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Warlpiri

Warlpiri (Elpira, Ilpara, Ngaliya, Ngardilpa, Wailbri, Walbiri, Walmama, Walpiri) belongs to the South-West Ngarga branch of the Pama-Nyungan language family, the largest of the Indigenous Australian language families. It is spoken by about 2,500 Warlpiri people in Australia’s Northern Territory (Ethnologue). It is one of the largest Aboriginal languages in Australia in terms of number of speakers. Warlpiri has no official status in Australia. The language is endangered in ...Full Article

Indigenous Languages of Australia

Aboriginal languages are spoken by the native people of Australia and Torres Strait Islands which are located between North Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Linguists believe that most Aboriginal languages share a common ancestor. ...Full Article