Andai language

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

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


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]


  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.