Ngaanyatjarra is part of the Western Desert Group of the Pama-Nyungan languages spoken in Western Australia, mainly in the Warburton ranges, and also in the southwest of the Northern Territory. In 2006 there were 1,000 speakers of Ngaanyatjarra, which is also known as Ngaanjatjarra, Ngaanyatjara or Western Desert Language.
Watilu kurringka watjarru kulkultju kutipitjaku tjutipungka katuma mirrkatju pala tjurra wanti. Nyangka minymali mirrka paarnu tjunu wantirru tjarrpangu wiltjangka kankunarringu. Nyangku tjilku katjarralu pitjangu mirrka mantjirnu katingu ngalungu. Nyangka wataa mungangka pitjangku kurrinku.
A man said to his wife "We are going hunting to shoot something and bring it back. Cook some food and keep it aside for me." So the woman cooked the food, set it aside, went into the shade of a tree and went to sleep. Then two children came along and took the food away and ate it. When the man came home at night there was no food for him.
Alyawarr, Arrernte, Bundjalung, Dhuwal, Djinang, Djinba, Gamilaraay, Gooniyandi, Gugadja, Guugu Yalandji, Guugu Yimithirr, Kala Lagaw Ya, Kaurna, Kunjen, Kuuk Thaayorre, Martu Wangka, Ngaanyatjarra, Ngiyambaa, Nhangu, Noongar, Paakantyi, Pintupi, Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri, Wemba Wemba, Wik-Mungkan, Wiradjuri, Yindjibarndi, Yolŋu
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