Enga language

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Not to be confused with Enga language (Bantu).
Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Enga Province
Native speakers
230,000  (2000 census)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
Language codes
ISO 639-3 enq
Glottolog enga1252[2]

Enga is a language of the East New Guinea Highlands spoken by a quarter-million people in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. It has the largest number of speakers of any native language in New Guinea, and is second over all after Papuan Malay.


  1. ^ Enga at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Enga". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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