Pitjantjatjara

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Pi·tjan·tja·tjar·a

 (pĭch′än′chə-chär′ə) also Pi·tjan·tjar·a (pĭch′än′chə-rə)
n.
1. An Australian aboriginal people inhabiting the desert regions of southern and western Australia.
2. The Pama-Nyungan language of this people, used as a lingua franca in western Australia.

[Pitjantjatjara, those who use the speech, from pitna-ntja, to go, come.]

Pitjantjatjara

(ˌpɪtʃəntʃəˈtʃærə) or

Pitjantjara

npl -ra or -ras
1. (Peoples) an Aboriginal people of the desert area of South Australia
2. (Languages) the language of this people
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Further on page 155 I refer to the service provided by the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjanjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council in Central Australia which Bell in her concluding remarks says I should be considering.
The air is desert clean again now as Nyakul's Pitjanjatjara people in their hundreds gather for a "sorry camp"--a place of grieving--near the tri-border.
I was born at Ooldea on the Maralinga Lands of my Yankunjatjara and Pitjantjatjara people of South Australia, who live on Maralinga and Pitjanjatjara Lands and Uluru.