Teop language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Bougainville
Native speakers
5,000  (1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tio
Glottolog teop1238[2]

Teop is a language of northern Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. It falls within the Oceanic languages, a subgrouping of the Austronesian language family. According to Malcolm Ross,[3] Teop belongs to the Nehan-Bougainville family of languages, part of the Northwest Solomonic group of the Meso-Melanesian cluster within the Oceanic languages. Its closest relative is Saposa.


  1. ^ Teop at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Teop". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ "DOBES: Documentation of Endangered Languages (Dokumentation Bedrohte Sprachen)". Retrieved 21 January 2012.