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n. pl. Warlpiri or Warl·pi·ris
1. A member of a traditionally nomadic Aboriginal people of north-central and central Australia.
2. The Pama-Nyungan language of this people, known for its relatively free word order.

[Warlpiri, ethnic self-designation.]
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(Languages) an Aboriginal language of central Australia
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Family members, Yapa workers and Kardiya workers (Walpiri and non-Aboriginal) provide this support.
Michaels described a video production made by the Walpiri called Coniston Story as comprising shaky pans and seemingly random zooms across an empty landscape.
(16.) Meggitt's work with the Walpiri (also spelt Warlpiri) of Central Australia in the late 1960s does not discuss food taboos following death but states that the widow of a deceased was restricted from talking.
The residual 15% is held by the Yuendumu Mining Company which is an unlisted public company with predominantly indigenous (Walpiri) shareholders.
(13) They are an important bush food for all desert peoples including the Anmatyerr, Walpiri and the Pitjantjatjara, who form balls from the fruit paste and dry and store them on sticks.
The exhibition features 87 paintings showcasing Walpiri culture, stories and designs by 43 artists from Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, Australia.
The most widely used are Arrente (2834 home users), Pidjintjatjara (2657) and Walpiri (2507).
walpiri attention-seeking, demanding Jurnta yani kalu-jana
Arranye was pleased and boasted of his encyclopedic memory, not just of Arrernte songs but those of Alyawarr, Walpiri and Luritja.
A number of indigenous language groups covering most of the northern territories are involved, including Anindilyakwa, Gupapungu, Kunwinjku, Luritja, Murrinh-Patha, Tiwi, Western Arrernte, Walpiri and Yolgnu.