from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large family of Australian aboriginal languages, spoken throughout Australia except in the extreme north, and including Pitjantjatjara and Warlpiri.
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- proper n. the most widespread family of Australian Aboriginal languages, including Pitjantjatjara and Warlpiri.
Kala Lagaw Ya spoken in the west is an Australian Pama-Nyungan language, Meriam Mir spoken in the east, is Australia's only Papuan indigenous language.
Yolngu is used in Armhem Land both for Yolngu people ie speakers of Pama-Nyungan Yolngu languages and for Aboriginal people in general.