“ This language belongs to
this country, the Wapar ”
Shannon Kanytji, Mimili Maku artist and traditional owner.
Wapar is the Yankunytjatjara word
for Ancestral or creation stories

Interactive Map

MAP 3: Yankunytjatjara Speaker distribution/location


This map shows you a language dispersal of Yankunytjatjara speakers into the Northern Territory and various parts of South Australia.

Today many speakers of the Yankunytjatjara Wangka now live in many other towns and cities for a variety of socio economic reasons such as health and well being, employment opportunities, closer access to facilities and resources and personal reasons.

Some speakers live in other States and Territories of Australia.