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RESULTS: 11 ITEMS FOR LANGUAGE Pitjantjatjara

Pitjantjatjara [pjt]
Source: State Library of South Australia
A guide to sources on Aboriginal languages held in the State Library of South Australia, with focus on SA languages.
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Source: SA Government
A listing of South Australian schools teaching Aboriginal languages, including Adnyamathanha, Antikirinya, Barngala, Dieri, Kaurna, Narungga, Nauo, Ngarrindjeri, Pitjantjatjara, Wirangu.
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Source: Ngapartji Ngapartji
A result of the Pitjantjatjara art-language project Ngapartji Ngapartji that was run on Arrernte country in Mparntwe (Alice Springs).

See also site at http://ninti.ngapartji.org/, where you can register for free and take 20 simple language lessons.

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Source: Ngapartji Ngapartji project
Ngapartji Ngapartji was an arts based community development project. Its website has a useful section on language including a link to this background and policy paper on support of languages [PDF, 5 pages]
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Source: Wilfried Baumgarten
Two short articles on Pitjantjatjara demonstratives and transitivity
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Source: University of South Australia
Aims to develop basic understanding of Pitjantjatjara language and culture through various topics including the concept of Ngapartji and reciprocal exchange; Pitjantjatjara vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and translation; and interaction with fluent speakers.
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Source: South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability
Curriculum for Reception to Year 10 students, focusing on language learning and language custodianship, history, and revival, with specific materials for Kaurna, Narungga, Ngarrindjeri, Pitjantjatjara, Wirangu and Yankunytjatjara.
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Source: Robin Kankapakantja/Alexander Dunton/Fregon Anangu School/others
Tjina Ankula Kulini Ara Irititja -- Walking along thinking about the past. In September 2011 a group of 12 young men and 13 elders from Fregon travelled for 3 days. this is a musical, film, photographic and poetic record of their journey.
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Source: ANU, Macquarie University, University of Melbourne, Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities
A resource listing language courses at Australian tertiary institutions, with the facility to search by language. So you can search for an Indigenous langage to find out if and where it is being offered, and further information about courses. Languages currently listed include Gamilaraay, Ngaanyatjara, Pitjantjatjara, Wiradjuri and Yolngu.
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Source: NPY Women’s Council’s Ngangkari Program/Central Australia Mental Health Service
This page hosts a downlodable PDF document called Uti Kulintjaku: A compendium of words for talking about mental health. It includes terms in Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra, as well as translations from English into these languages.
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Source: Ara Irititja Project
Ara Irititja brings back home materials of cultural and historical significance to Anangu (Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people of Central Australia). These include photographs, films, sound recordings and documents. Ara Irititja has designed a digital archive to store repatriated materials and other contemporary items.
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