Angal language

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RegionSouthern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
EthnicityWola etc.
Native speakers
(80,000 cited 1994–2000)[1]
  • South
    • Angal
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
age – East
aoe – Angal Enen (South)
akh – Angal Heneng (West, Kaninja)

Angal, or Mendi, is an Engan language complex of the Southern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea.

Mendi has a pandanus language used during karuka harvest.[3]


  1. ^ East at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Angal Enen (South) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Angal Heneng (West, Kaninja) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Angal Mendi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Franklin, Karl J. (September 1972). "A Ritual Pandanus Language of New Guinea". Oceania. 43 (1): 66–76. doi:10.1002/j.1834-4461.1972.tb01197.x. OCLC 883021898.