Amanab language

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Amanab
RegionAmanab District, Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
4,400 (2003)[1]
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3amn
Glottologaman1265[2]
Coordinates: 3°35′00″S 141°12′54″E / 3.583417°S 141.214903°E / -3.583417; 141.214903 (Amanab District H/Q))
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Amanab is a Papuan language spoken by 4,400 people in Amanab District (3°35′00″S 141°12′54″E / 3.583417°S 141.214903°E / -3.583417; 141.214903 (Amanab District H/Q)), Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea.

Phonology[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Front Back
High i u
Mid ɛ ɔ
Low ɑ

Consonants[edit]

Labial Coronal Dorsal
Nasal m n
Plosive prenasalized ᵐb ⁿd ᵑɡ
voiceless p t k
Fricative ɸ s h
voiced ɣ
Approximant/Flap w l~ɾ j

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amanab at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Amanab". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Minch, Andrew (1992). "Amanab grammar essentials". In John R. Roberts (ed.). Namia and Amanab grammar essentials. Data Papers on Papua New Guinea Languages, 39. Ukarumpa: Summer Institute of Linguistics. pp. 99–173.