Scripture Resources

The Pitjantjatjara New Testament, Tjukurpa Palya, was completed in 2002 and published along with 15% of the Old Testament including Genesis, most of Exodus, Ruth, Jonah, 13 Psalms and selections from 11 other OT books. That volume has been reprinted several times including a revision in 2007. This latest edition, published in 2019, is also a revision and contains additional Old Testament books of 1 Samuel and Daniel and several more Psalms. Translation of the Old Testament continues.

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These resources may be purchased through The Bible Place, 3/38 Elder St, Alice Springs, Tel 08 8953 3057. Email

PitjantjatjaraPJTP368A -- Bible Stories/Tjukurpa Riitamilantjaku 4300 Bible Stories & Small PortionsPrintPitjantjatjara Bible Translation Project4
PitjantjatjaraPJTA5407A -- Pitjantjatjara Language Course, pdf and mp3 files500-Language & Culture15
PitjantjatjaraPJTC8204A -- Pitjantjatjara Country Gospel Spectaclular800-Music & Combinations15
PitjantjatjaraPJTO980A -- Pitjantjatjara Rotary Verb Wheel900-OtherPrintPitjantjatara Bible Translation Project8
PitjantjatjaraPJTP3161A -- Pitjantjatjara Prayer 300 Bible Stories & Small PortionsPrintBible Society0.3
PitjantjatjaraPJTP366A -- Bible Stories/Tjukurpa Riitamilantjaku 3300 Bible Stories & Small PortionsPrintPitjantjatjara Bible Translatioin Project5
PitjantjatjaraPJTP5131A -- Wangka Wiru A Handbook for the Pitjantjatjara language learner500-Language & CulturePrintMirrabooka Press48
PitjantjatjaraPJTU8208A -- Pitjantjatjara Inma Tjuta #1800-Music & CombinationsPitj Bible Translation Project20
PitjantjatjaraPJTU8209A -- Pitjantjatjara Inma Tjuta #2800-Music & CombinationsPitj Bible Trasnlation Project20
Pitjantjatjara - YankunytjatjaraPJTP542A -- Pitjantjatjara - Yankunytjatjara Learner's Guide500-Language & CulturePrintIAD Press18

General Language Information:

The Pitjantjatjara language is spoken by about 3,000 people. The majority of these people are in the APY (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) Lands of Central Australia.

According to the 1996 Census 80% of these people are monolingual. Speakers of Pitjantjatjara call themselves ‘Anangu’ (meaning people) and the language is closely related to Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra.

The APY Lands was established by the 1981 Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act in which the SA Government gave Anangu title to more than 103,000 square kilometres of land in the northwest of South Australia, but the traditional lands of the Pitjantjatjara also extend into the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Some of the main communities in South Australia are Ernabella, Amata, Fregon, Indulkana, Mimili, Pipalyatjara, Yalata and Oak Valley; and in the Northern Territory, Docker River, Mutitjulu, Areyonga, Imanpa, and Finke, and in WA Wingellina and Tjunytjunytjara.

Some word examples :

yes —’uwa’


The Pitjantjatjara Shorter Bible ‘ Tjukurpa Palya’ was completed in 2002 with a revised edition to be printed in late 2019. Translation work is underway on a complete Old Testament.

Gen 1:1 Kuwaripatjara mulapa Godalu ilkaṟi munu manta palyaṉu uwankara wiyangka.