Yankunytjatjara

Yankunytjatjara is a member of the Wati branch of the Pama-Nyungan language family. It is spoken by about 600 people in South Australia, particularly in the communities of Mimili, Indulkana and Fregon in the northwest of the state, and also in Oodnadatta and Coober Pedy.

Yankunytjatjara is also known as Yankuntatjara, Jangkundjara, Kulpantja, Southern Luritja, Yangkundjara, Yankuntjara, Yankuntjatjara or Yankuntjatjarra. It is considered a variety of dialect of the Western Desert Language, and is closely related to Antikirinya, Pitjantjatjara and Luritja.

An orthography for Yankunytjatjara using the Latin script was developed by missionaries in 1940. The current spelling system is a slightly modified version of this system. There is some written material in the language, it is taught in schools, and is used on the radio.

Yankunytjatjara alphabet and pronunciation

Yankunytjatjara alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Yankunytjatjara (Excel)

Sample video

Links

Information about Yankunytjatjara
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankunytjatjara_dialect
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/kdd
https://mobilelanguageteam.com.au/languages/yankunytjatjara/
https://portal.mobilelanguageteam.com.au/languages/yankunytjatjara/
https://wangka.com.au/yankunytjatjara/
https://endangeredlanguages.com/lang/3789

Pama-Nyungan languages

Alyawarr, Arrernte, Bundjalung, Dhuwal, Diyari, Djinang, Djinba, Gamilaraay, Gooniyandi, Gugadja, Guugu Yalandji, Guugu Yimithirr, Kala Lagaw Ya, Kalkatungu, Kaurna, Kuku Nyungkal, Kunjen, Kuuk Thaayorre, Martu Wangka, Ngaanyatjarra, Ngiyambaa, Nhangu, Noongar, Paakantyi, Pintupi, Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri, Wemba Wemba, Wik-Mungkan, Wiradjuri, Yankunytjatjara, Yindjibarndi, Yolŋu

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page created: 04.01.23. Last modified: 04.01.23

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