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.
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.