The Western Desert language, or Wati, is a dialect cluster of Australian Aboriginal languages in the Pama–Nyungan family.

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Western Desert
Wati
Native toAustralia
RegionDesert areas of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory
EthnicityWestern Desert cultural bloc
Native speakers
7,400 (2006 census)[1]
Pama–Nyungan
Standard forms
Dialects
Western Desert Sign Language
Manjiljarra Sign Language
Ngada Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
ktd  Kokata (Kukarta)
kux  Kukatja
mpj  Martu Wangka
ntj  Ngaanyatjarra
pti  Pintiini (Wangkatja)
piu  Pintupi-Luritja
pjt  Pitjantjatjara
tjp  Tjupany
kdd  Yankunytjatjara
Glottologwati1241  Wati
AIATSIS[1]A80
ELPKukatja
 Pintiini[4]
Wati languages (green) among Pama–Nyungan (tan)
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The name Wati tends to be used when considering the various varieties to be distinct languages, Western Desert when considering them dialects of a single language, or Wati as Wanman plus the Western Desert cluster.