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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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'Jardiwanpa's going to be on soon' was the response I was most often greeted with when I first arrived in Yuendumu in late 2005 to begin a research project on Warlpiri songs and ceremonies.
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The Warlpiri people living in Australia's Northern Territory don't even have a term for the word "colour".
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Biddle is Director of Visual Anthropology and Visual Culture at the National Institute for Experimental Arts and the University of New South Wales and has spent more than three decades working with Warlpiri communities in Central Australia conducting research.
The app uses the Warlpiri language, ceremony, skin name and law to foster a sense of identity and belonging.
In August 1966, in Australia's remote Northern Territory, Aboriginal leader Vincent Lingiari led 200 Gurindji, Mudburra, and Warlpiri workers and their families--90% of the staff at Wave Hill cattle station--from a century of servitude to British multinational company Vestey's.