Fig. 1. Arrernte lands surround Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and encompass about 150,000 km2 of land. Co-author, Veronica Dobson, is an Eastern Arrernte speaker. Arrernte lands neighbor other Arandic languages (Anmatyerr, Alyawarr, and Kayteye), Western Desert languages, (Pintupi/Luritja, Pitjantjatjara), and the Warlpiri language group. Large and small Aboriginal settlements are scattered across the central Australian region, with Alice Springs as their service center. Map by Brenda Thornley. Data from Institute for Aboriginal Development (IAD) Press (2002).

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