Arrernte is a language spoken by several thousand people, including children, in a large area of Central Australia including Alice Springs. The name used to be spelled ‘Aranda’, but since speakers adopted a logical and unusual spelling system, it is now spelled ‘Arrernte’. Arrernte is closely related to neighbouring languages such as Alyawarr and Anmatyerr.

Number of people in Australia who speak an Australian Indigenous language at home: 61,798 (ABS Census Data, 2011)

Language Category: Australian Indigenous Languages

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