Taking a linguistic definition of language,Ngaanyat jarra is one of
the dialects of the Western Desert language which it has been estimated
was the largest in Australia. "Within the total Australian land area of
about 3 million square miles it seems that the multi-tribe Western
Desert language was largest both in terms of geographical extent -- some
500,000 square miles -- and also in number of speakers — perhaps
6,000." (Dixon 1980:18)
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