Amto language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionAmto ward, Green River Rural LLG, Sandaun Province
Native speakers
300 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3amt
Coordinates: 4°03′11″S 141°19′42″E / 4.052936°S 141.328446°E / -4.052936; 141.328446 (Amto 1)

Amto (also known as Ki) is an Amto–Musan language spoken in Sandaun Province of Papua New Guinea.

Amto is spoken in Amanab and Rocky Peak Districts, south of the Upper Sepik River, toward the headwaters of the Left May River on the Samaia River. It is spoken in three villages, Amto (4°03′11″S 141°19′42″E / 4.052936°S 141.328446°E / -4.052936; 141.328446 (Amto 1)), Amu, and Habiyon of Green River Rural LLG, Sandaun Province.[3][4]


  1. ^ Amto at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Amto". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Papua New Guinea languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  4. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.