Tangga language

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Region New Ireland
Native speakers
5,800  (1990)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
bjp – Fanamaket (New Ireland)
hrc – Niwer Mil (Tangga Island)
hrw – Warwar Feni (Feni Island)

Tangga is an Oceanic language of New Ireland, spoken on Tanga and Feni islands and in Sena, Muliama and Varangansau villages in the Tanglamet area of Namatanai of New Ireland itself. These three locations are highly divergent; children from one understand little to nothing of the others, and adults consider them to be distinct languages, though they recognize their common history on New Ireland.


  1. ^ Tangga language reference at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)