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 (pĭch′än′chə-chär′ə) also Pi·tjan·tjar·a (pĭch′än′chə-rə)
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.]


(ˌpɪtʃəntʃəˈtʃærə) or


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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The program is now fully subscribed following an Expressions of Interest process with traineeships offers accepted from regional councils, Aboriginal community councils, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara and the Outback Communities Authority, Mr Brock said.
A modest increase in population was projected for Anangu Pitjantjatjara but subsequently published ERPs reveal that the population actually increased substantially between 2006 and 2011.
This is what we attempt to do in the present study: to find a way to explain the meaning of what we will term the 'Jukurrpa concept' ('Dreamtime', 'the Dreaming') in words and phrases that can be readily expressed in Aboriginal languages such as Warlpiri, Arrernte, and Western Desert dialects like Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra, as well as in English and other languages of the world.
Some are still spoken today, such as the Pitjantjatjara language spoken by people from the central Australian desert.
Most of the community members speak the Pitjantjatjara language, with English frequently the third or fourth language spoken.
Excellence or Exit: Ensuring Anangu Futures through Education, A Review of Secondary Education and Vocational Training in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands), was released by the Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Education committee (PYEC) in mid-2009 (Lea, Tootell, Wolgemuth, Halkon, & Douglas, 2008).
The second language pathway, on the other hand, will typically be learned 'off country' as is the case for Pitjantjatjara in places like Adelaide and other centres in South Australia quite distant from the Pitjantjatjara homelands.
English song lyrics are complemented by the Pitjantjatjara version and there is a CD at the back which presents powerful versions of the song in English and Pitjantjatjara.
In his research into resistance behaviour on schools on Pitjantjatjara lands, Folds (1987) found that 'values of sharing, of cooperation, of reliance on people rather than money, of using and employing rather than hoarding and storing, were replaced in the classroom by the middle-class values of the technological, acquisitive world of the walypala' (p.
At the heart of this social and cultural history by anthropologist Diana James is the emergence of a local art movement in Kaltjiti, previously Fregon, in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, South Australia.
While the implications of these changes are strongly contested, this paper draws on fieldwork on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in remote South Australia to suggest that the unintended consequences may be a greater incidence of welfare passivity and reduced support for remote-living Aboriginal people to find non-CDEP work.