Amung language

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Uhunduni
Damal
Amung
Region Papua
Ethnicity Amung people
Native speakers
14,000  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 uhn
Glottolog dama1272[2]
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Map: The Amung language of New Guinea
  The Amung language
  Other Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages
  Uninhabited

The Uhunduni, also known as Damal and Amung (Amung Kal) after two of its dialects, is the language of the Amung people. It is a Trans–New Guinea language that forms an independent branch of that family in the classification of Malcolm Ross (2005).

Dialects are Dialects Amongme, Amung, Damal, Enggipilu. Pronouns are:

sg du pl
1 na iru enoŋ
2 a erop
3 na nuŋ

Iru is an inclusive dual.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uhunduni at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Uhunduni". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Ross, Malcolm (2005). "Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages". In Andrew Pawley, Robert Attenborough, Robin Hide, Jack Golson, eds. Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 15–66. ISBN 0858835622. OCLC 67292782.