Amberbaken language

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"Mpur language" redirects here. For Mpur dialect of Yansi, see Mpur dialect. For Mpur language of Ghana, see Mpur language (Ghana).
Native to Papua
Region North coast of Bird's Head
Native speakers
7,000 (1993)[1]
West Papuan ?
  • Amberbaken
Language codes
ISO 639-3 akc
Glottolog mpur1239[2]

Amberbaken, or Mpur (also known as Kebar, Ekware, and Dekwambre), is a divergent language of New Guinea. It is not closely related to any other language, and though Ross (2005) tentatively assigned it to the West Papuan languages, based on similarities in pronouns, Ethnologue and Glottolog list it as a language isolate.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Amberbaken at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ a b Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Mpur". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Ross, Malcolm (2005). "Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages". In Andrew Pawley, Robert Attenborough, Robin Hide, Jack Golson, eds. Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 15–66. ISBN 0858835622. OCLC 67292782.