Ata language

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For other uses, see Ata language (disambiguation).
Native to Papua New Guinea
Region New Britain
Native speakers
2,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ata
Glottolog pele1245[2]

The Ata language, also known as Pele-Ata after its two dialects, or Wasi, is a language isolate spoken on New Britain island, Papua New Guinea. It may be related to the Anêm and Yélî Dnye isolates in a tentative Yele-West New Britain family. There are about 2000 speakers.

Further information[edit]


  1. ^ Ata at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Pele-Ata". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.