Antikirinya country lies in the far north west of the state of South Australia, between the closely related Yankunytjatjara language to the west and the Arabana language to the east. It lies north of the Kokatha language.
Today, Antikirinya people live particularly around Cooper Pedy and Oodnadatta.
AIATSIS id : C.05
Aldolinga (i.e., Westerners), Alinjerra, Aluna (language name of the southern groups who speak like the Kokatha), Andagarindja, Andagarinja, Andagarinya, Andagerinja, Andagirinja, Andakirinja, Andayarinja, Andegilliga, Andekarinja, Andekerinja (Aranda pronunciation), Andergerebenha, Andgari, Andigari, Andigarina, Andigarinya, Andigerinya, Andigerri, Andigidini, Andigiri, Andigirinji, Andigiriny, Andigirinya, Andingari, Andingiri, Andjirigna, Andjirlingna, Andongerry, Andrgrinji, Anjirigna, Ankuntjatjara, Antakarinja, Antakarinya (used by SIL), Antakerinya, Antakerrinya, Antakirinja, Antegarina, Antegarinya, Antekarinja, Antekarinya, Antekerrepinhe, Anterrikanya, Antigari, Antigerinya, Antikiri, Antikirinya (used by AIATSIS), Antikirrinya, Antin-gari, Antingerrie, Kadjilaranda (group name north of eastern Everard Ranges), Maduntara, Madutara, Mbenderinga, Ngonde, Njuntundjara (name applied by Yankunytjatjara/Jangkundjara), Tangara, Untergerrie, Unterrgerrie, Walarangunja (group name in eastern part of Everard Ranges), Walarenunga, Yandairunga, Yendakarangu.
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Kupapirti irrititja - Coober Pedy in the old days 2010-2011
To produce a book in the highly endangered Antikirinya variety of the Yankunytjatjara language. To record Elder Bobby Brown talking in Antikirinya about early contact, history, significant…
Oodnadata Aboriginal School
Oodnadata Aboriginal School has an Antikirinya language program for its students.
Antikirinya cyclical time: seasons and their significance in Anangu Antikirinya culture.
Antikirinya cyclical time: seasons and their significance in Anangu Antikirinya culture. This project is funded by DEWHA’s Maintenance of Indigenous Languages and Records (MILR) program…
approximate location of Antikirinya
Anangu family language maintenance project 2010-2011
This project is based at the Ngura Wira Winkiku Indigenous Corporation in Adelaide. It aims to support the transmission of the Western Desert Pitjantytjatjara and Yankuytjatjara languages…
Antakirinja Matu - Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Corporation
21 Frome st. Coober Pedy SA
The purposes of this project, funded by DEWHA’s Maintenance of Indigenous Languages and Records (MILR) program and Cultural Strategic Initiatives fund, are to produce a book in the highly endangered Antikirinya variety of the Yankunytjatjara language, to record Elder Bobby Brown talking in Antikirinya about early contact, history, significant events and local traditions of the Coober Pedy area, to include translations and explanations by Bobby Brown in Aboriginal English (station English), so that Indigenous perspectives of the region are available in both local vernaculars as valid mediums of documentation, and to transcribe and edit the material for publication and add an annotated list of relevant readings and an editor's introduction.
Antikirinya first language program at Oodnadata Aboriginal School
This project is funded by DEWHA’s Maintenance of Indigenous Languages and Records (MILR) program and Cultural Strategic Initiatives fund and is based at the University of Adelaide. It will undertake to document traditional knowledge and perspectives on seasons and time in relationship to the environment, and to produce a book and callendar based on this information.
This project is based at the Ngura Wira Winkiku Indigenous Corporation in Adelaide. It aims to support the transmission of the Western Desert Pitjantytjatjara and Yankuytjatjara languages in Anangu families living in Adelaide by creating resources that encourage good language use and literacy
The locations of the languages of SA, as stated on the this website, are based on the 1994 AIATSIS published Horton map. They are not intended for Land Claim use, and are an approximate guide only. Individual language project locations are based on information from publicly available MILR (ILS) documents.