Reference Work

Alyawarr to English Dictionary

J Green, D Blackman, D Moore

IAD Press | Published : 2019


Alyawarr is the name of the language and people whose traditional lands lie in the Sandover River region of northeastern Central Australia, between the Barkly Highway and the Plenty Highway. Many Alyawarr people live on their traditional lands in this region, while others live in the towns of Ilperrelhelam (Lake Nash), Camooweal, Mt. Isa, Amameny (Urandangie), Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. There are about 1,800 fluent Alyawarr speakers. Alyawarr belongs to the Pama‑Nyungan family of Australian languages. It is one of the Arandic group of languages that includes Eastern and Central Arrernte, Western Arrarnta, Lower Arrernte and Pertame, Central and Eastern Anmatyerr, and Kaytetye. The..

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