from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Australian aboriginal people inhabiting the desert regions of southern and western Australia.
- n. The Pama-Nyungan language of this people, used as a lingua franca in western Australia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An aboriginal language, mainly spoken in central Australia and belonging to the Western Desert language group (Pama-Nyungan subfamily). Sometimes it is also called Pitjantjara.
Pitjantjatjara, those who use the speech, from pitna-ntja, to go, come.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Western Desert Languages, pitjantja + tjara, literally 'having (the word) pitjantja (as opposed to the word yankunytja)'. (Wiktionary)