Pitjantjatjara

Facts

  • Language: Pitjantjatjara
  • Alternate names: Yankunytjatjara, Pitjantjatjara (Pithantjatjarra).
  • Language code: pjt
  • Language family: Australian, Pama-Nyungan, South-West, Wati
  • Number of speakers: 2,120 (Language use
  • Script: Latin

Introduction

Pitjantjatjara is spoken by the Pitjantjatjara people of Central Australia.

Uluru (Ayers Rock) is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, the Aboriginal people of the area.

Pitjantjatjara Verb

Pitjantjatjara has four different classes of verbs, which take slightly different endings (the classes are named according to their imperative suffixes):

Sample Verbs

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