Meaning of Parrtjima

Pronounced ‘par-chee-ma’

Local, senior Arrernte people discussed this name and chose its spelling.

The name comes from the Arrernte group of languages. This group of languages has many dialects and ways of spelling words.

In Central and Eastern Arrernte, apateme means ‘to have trouble understanding something’ and pwarrtyeme means ‘to shine’.

The group chose ‘Parrtjima’ suggesting that it means shedding both light and understanding on a subject.