Andai language

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Andai
Meakambut
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionEast Sepik Province
Native speakers
400 (2005)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3afd
Glottologanda1283[2]

Andai (Meakambut, Pundungum, Wangkai) is an Arafundi language of Papua New Guinea.

Locations[edit]

Kassell, et al. (2018) list Namata, Kupina, Kaiyam, Andambit, and Awarem as the villages where Nanubae is spoken.[3] In the Andai area, the Mongolo (or Meakambut, after one of their former villages) people, a group of about 50–60 people, live east of the Arafundi River; Kassell, et al. (2018) believe this may be a separate ethnolinguistic group.[3]

According to Ethnologue (22nd edition), it is spoken in Andambit (4°57′11″S 143°35′13″E / 4.953147°S 143.586822°E / -4.953147; 143.586822 (Andimbit)), Awarem, Imboin (4°47′33″S 143°39′41″E / 4.792407°S 143.661468°E / -4.792407; 143.661468 (Imboin)), Kaiyam (4°55′06″S 143°31′43″E / 4.918344°S 143.528512°E / -4.918344; 143.528512 (Kaiyam)), Kupini (4°56′34″S 143°34′52″E / 4.942655°S 143.581077°E / -4.942655; 143.581077 (Kupin)), and Namata mountain (4°51′38″S 143°35′54″E / 4.860561°S 143.598304°E / -4.860561; 143.598304 (Namata)) villages in Imboin ward, Karawari Rural LLG, East Sepik Province.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Andai". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Kassell, Alison, Bonnie MacKenzie and Margaret Potter. 2018. Three Arafundi Languages: A Sociolinguistic Profile of Andai, Nanubae, and Tapei. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2017-003.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.