|Region||South Australia; west side Lake Eyre to Stuart Range, Maree, Port Augusta|
|Ethnicity||Arabana people, Wongkanguru|
|15 (2016 census)|
The language is in steep decline, with an estimated 250 speakers according to 2004 NILS, to just 21 speakers found in the 2006 census.
Arabana is spoken at Neales River on the west side of Lake Eyre west to Stuart Range; Macumba Creek south to Coward Springs; at Oodnadatta, Lora Creek, Lake Cadibarrawirracanna, and the Peake. Their boundary with the Kokata People on the west is marked by the margin of the scarp of the western tableland near Coober Pedy.
|Nasal||m ~ bm||ŋ||ɲ ~ ɟɲ||n̪ ~ d̪n̪||n ~ dn||ɳ|
|Lateral||ʎ ~ ɟʎ||l̪ ~ d̪l̪||l ~ dl||ɭ|
|Vibrant||ɾ ~ r|
Arabana uses the three vowel sounds, /a/, /i/, and /u/, as typically used in other Aboriginal Australian languages.
- Hercus, Luise. 1994. A grammar of the Arabana-Wangkangurru language Lake Eyre Basin, South Australia: Pacific Linguistics C128. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
- L13 Arabana (cover term) at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (see the info box for additional links)
- RMW Dixon (2002), Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development, p xxxvii
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Arabana–Wangganguru". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh
- Jeff Mielke, 2008. The emergence of distinctive features, p 135
- Arabana Aboriginal Corporation, representing Traditional Owners of Arabana Country
- Bibliographies of published, rare or special materials on Arabana language and people, at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
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