Abelam language

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Abelam
Ambelas
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionSepik River basin
EthnicityAbelam
Native speakers
(44,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3abt
Glottologambu1247[2]

Abelam (or Ambulas, Abulas) is the most prevalent of the Ndu languages of Sepik River region of northern Papua New Guinea.[3] Dialects are Maprik, Wingei, Wosera-Kamu, Wosera-Mamu.[1]

Phonology[edit]

Ambulas consonants are:[4]

p t k
ᵐb ⁿd ᶮʤ ᵑg
m n ɲ ŋ
s
β
l
r
w j

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Abelam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ambulas". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ OLAC resources in and about the Ambulas language
  4. ^ Foley, William A. (2018). "The Languages of the Sepik-Ramu Basin and Environs". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 197–432. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.

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