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50-70

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Some tentative remarks on the sociolinguistic vitality of Yankunytjatjara in Coober Pedy, South Australia
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Critically Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

50-70

Domains of Use

No data

Speaker Number Trends

No data

Transmission

No data

Speakers

Second-language speakers and learners

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Semi-speakers

Children

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Young adult speakers

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Older adult speakers

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Elder Speakers

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Ethnic Population

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Non-monolingual speakers

Almost all

More about speakers

"‘Yankunytjatjara’ is not really considered by Anangu to be one group with one common purpose, rather, several small family groups seem to combine into loose alliances."

Year of info

2008

Location and Context

Countries

Coober Pedy, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta, Adelaide

Coordinates

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Location description

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Government support

Government is indifferent

Institutional support

Only one school has literacy program for the language

Speakers' attitudes

Positive

Standard orthography

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Script (Writing system)

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Other writing systems

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Other languages used

Pitjantjatjara; English

Domains of other languages

English is dominant and is used publically and in government

More on context

"The situation in Coober Pedy among many non-Indigenous locals seems to be that both Yankunytjatjara and other Indigenous languages are ignored and considered irrelevant, rather than being actively suppressed."

Severely Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

70

Domains of Use

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Speaker Number Trends

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Transmission

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Speakers

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Year of info

2010

Location and Context

Countries

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Location description

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Government support

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Other writing systems

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Other languages used

No data

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More on context

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Severely Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

70

Domains of Use

No data

Speaker Number Trends

No data

Transmission

No data

Speakers

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Semi-speakers

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Child speakers

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Older adult speakers

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Elder Speakers

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Ethnic Population

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Year of info

Location and Context

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Severely Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

200-300

Domains of Use

No data

Speaker Number Trends

No data

Transmission

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Child speakers

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Year of info

2007

Location and Context

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Location description

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Government support

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Standard orthography

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Other writing systems

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No data

Other languages used

No data

Domains of other languages

No data

More on context

No data

Severely Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

70

Domains of Use

No data

Speaker Number Trends

No data

Transmission

No data

Speakers

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Semi-speakers

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Child speakers

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Young adult speakers

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Older adult speakers

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Elder Speakers

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Ethnic Population

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Non-monolingual speakers

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More about speakers

No data

Year of info

2010

Location and Context

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No data

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Location description

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Government support

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Institutional support

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Other writing systems

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Other languages used

No data

Domains of other languages

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More on context

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Severely Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

73

Domains of Use

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Speaker Number Trends

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Ethnic Population

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Non-monolingual speakers

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More about speakers

Speaker number data: 1996 census

Year of info

2009

Location and Context

Countries

Australia;

Coordinates

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Location description

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Government support

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Native Speakers Worldwide

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Ethnic Population

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Year of info

2011

Location and Context

Countries

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Coordinates

-27.26048662,131.9855272

Location description

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Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

250

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