Takia language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Madang Province
Native speakers
unknown (undated figure of 40,000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tbc
Glottolog taki1248[2]

Takia is an Austronesian language spoken on Karkar Island, Bagabag Island, and coastal villages Megiar and Serang, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. It has been syntactically restructured by Waskia, a Papuan language spoken on the island.

Children are discouraged from using Takia, and it is being supplanted by Tok Pisin and English.


  1. ^ Takia reference at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Takia". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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