Arabana (Arabunna)

Arabana is located west of Lake Eyre in the north of the state of South Australia. It lies east of the Antikirinya language, and north of the Kokatha language.

Today, Arabana people live particularly around Cooper Pedy, Oodnadatta, Marree and Port Augusta, and of course in Adelaide.

AIATSIS id : L.13

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Variations

Anna Creek tribe (a group), Arabana (used by AIATSIS & SIL), Arabuna, Arapani, Arapina (Iliaura is a modern pronunciation), Arebana, Arrabonna, Arrabunna, Arubbinna, Jendakarangu (a group near Coward Springs), Ngarabana, Nulla, Peake tribe (a group), Rabuna (an aberrant Aranda pronunciation), Urabuna, Urabunna, Urapuna, Urroban, Wangarabana ( = talk or speech), Wangarabuna, Wangarabunna, Wongkurapuna, Wongpurapuna, Wonkurabana, Yendakarangu.

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Arabunna Language program at Marree Aboriginal School

Maree Aboriginal School runs an Arabunna language revitalisation program

Arabunna Language program at Augusta Park Primary School

Augusta Park Primary School runs an Arabunna language revitalisation program

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Arabunna Language program at Marree Aboriginal School

According to the Department of Education and Children's Services, in 2010 the Arabunna language revitalisation program at Maree Aboriginal School had 25 students enrolled.

Arabunna Language program at Augusta Park Primary School

According to the Department of Education and Children's Services, in 2010 the Arabunna language revitalisation program at Augusta Park Primary School had 89 students enrolled. 

DISCLAIMER:

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.