Antakarinya dialect

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Regionnortheast area of South Australia
EthnicityAntakirinja, Matuntara
Native speakers
6 (2006 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ant

Antakarinya (also Andagarinya, Antikirinya, Antikirrinya) is an Australian Aboriginal language. It is one of the Wati languages of the large Pama–Nyungan family.

The Antakarinya people were greatly affected by the atomic testing at Maralinga in the 1950s and the language was similarly affected in an attempt to explain the tests.[3]


  1. ^ a b C5 Antakarinya at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Antakarinya". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Fuss, Eloise. "The Norwegian linguist and the Antikirrininya elder". Australian Broadcasting Commission. Retrieved 1 June 2012.