Abaga language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionEastern Highlands Province
Ethnicity150 (2011)[1]
Native speakers
(5 cited 1994)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3abg

Abaga is a nearly extinct Trans–New Guinea of Papua New Guinea. It appears to be related to Kamono and Yagaria.

The classification of Abaga is disputed. It may actually be a Kamano-Yagaria language, and not a Finisterre-Huon language with heavy influence as proposed before.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Abaga". Ethnologue. SIL International. 2015.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Abaga". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Tupper, Ian. 2007. Endangered Languages Listing: Abaga [abg]. http://www.pnglanguages.org/pacific/png/show_lang_entry.asp?id=abg