Arrernte or Aranda (//; Eastern Arrernte pronunciation: [aɾəⁿɖə]) or sometimes referred to as Upper Arrernte (Upper Aranda), is a dialect cluster in the Arandic language group spoken in parts of the Northern Territory, Australia, by the Arrernte people. Other spelling variations are Arunta or Arrarnta, and all of the dialects have multiple other names.
|Region||Northern Territory, Australia|
|Ethnicity||Arrernte people, Alyawarre, Anmatyerre, Ayerrereng, Yuruwinga|
|4,100 (2021 census)|
|Arrernte Sign Language|
Where Arandic is spoken
There are about 1,800 speakers of Eastern/Central Arrernte, making this dialect one of the widest spoken of any Indigenous language in Australia, the one usually referred to as Arrernte and the one described in detail below. It is spoken in the Alice Springs area and taught in schools and universities, heard in media and used in local government.
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