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|Sub Category:||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander | Native Title Claimants (unregistered)|
|Location:||South Australia, Australia|
|Summary Information: |
|'The Yalata people regard themselves as the southern Anangu and speak a southern dialect of Pitjantjatjara as their first language. The population of Yalata varies constantly, as Anangu travel regularly from community to community. The core population would number approximately 250 people and they maintain an active cultural life. Aboriginal law is practiced by many sections of the community but the spiritual beliefs and ritual enactments of Anangu are never static.|
The main population center is focused around Yalata township and Yalata roadhouse. Extensive track systems, which seem to reflect earlier hunting practices, leave this settlement to the NE and the NW. The community hunts within all of The Lands depending on seasonal availability. SW from Yalata along the long straight road, is the Yalata Beach area, the usual recreation site for community members.' (Yalata Land Management, 'The Community: Yalata Anagu': http://www.yalata.org/ (at 3 May 2005)).
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