Leading Indigenous languages spoken in Australia 2016 by number of speakers

With just 4,264 speakers, the Djambarrpuyngu language is the most spoken Indigenous language in Australia and is spoken in Arnhem Land. Of the group of Western Desert languages, Pitjantjatjara, had the largest speaker number of this group and ranked second overall.

Leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages spoken in Australia in 2016, by number of speakers

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Release date

January 2019

Region

Australia

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

Only the top six languages in terms of speaker numbers depicted.

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