Wailpi is the original name used by Norman B Tindale for a variety of the Adnyamathanha language of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.
Wailpi lies east of the related Kuyani language and west of the Pirlatapa and Yadliyawara languages.
AIATSIS id : L.10
Archualda (name used by one of Breen’s informants), Atjualda (possibly missing an initial ng sound), Benbakanjamata (Kujani term 'Pine Hills people' in reference to the Callitris pines, 'pimba / benba’, on the dissected plateaus), Binbarnja (Wadikali term, 'binba’ = Callitris 'pine tree'), Binbarnya, Gadjnjamadja (mis-spelt), Jandali, Kanjamata (Wongkanguru term), Kanjimata, Keidnamutha, Keydnjamarda, Kudjamutten, Kudjchnamootha, Kudnamietha (‘kudna’ = faeces, hence a derogatory name given by western groups), Kutchnamootha, Mardala (Dieri term based on the Wailpi word 'ma:dala’ = no), Mardula, Ngatjuwalda ('our speech,' language name), Nimalda, Nimbalda, Nimbaldi (misprint), Nuralda, Umbertana (mis-spelt ‘Umberatana’, a place name), Unyamatana, Unyamootha, Wadla (literally 'Scrub wallabies,' term applied by the Dieri and others of the Lake Eyre basin), Wajalpi, Wailbi (among the Pangkala this term means south west), Wailpi, Waljbi (used by Breen), Wipie.
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approximate location of Wailpi
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