Abun language

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North Bird's Head
Native to Papua
Region Bird's Head Peninsula
Native speakers
3,000 (1995)[1]
Abun Tat (Karon Pantai)
Abun Ji (Madik)
Abun Je
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kgr
Glottolog abun1252[2]

Abun, also known as Yimbun, A Nden, Manif, Karon, is a West Papuan language of New Guinea. It is not closely related to any other language, and though Ross (2005) assigned it to the West Papuan family, based on similarities in pronouns, Ethnologue and Glottolog list it as a language isolate.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Abun at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ a b Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Abun". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.