Mantion language

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Region Papua
Native speakers
unknown (12,000 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mnx
Glottolog mani1235[2]

Mantion (Manikion), also known as Sougb or Sogh, is a Papuan language of the East Bird's Head language family spoken in East Bird's Head, east of Meyah, south of Manokwari. It consists of four dialects and is spoken by around 12,000 people in all.

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