Ataitan languages

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New Guinea
Linguistic classification: Ramu – Lower Sepik
Glottolog: tang1354[1]

The Ataitan AKA Tanggu languages are a small family of clearly related languages,

Andarum, Igom, Tangu, and Tanguat.

They are generally classified among the Ramu languages of northern Papua New Guinea.


  • Ross, Malcolm (2005). "Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages". In Andrew Pawley; Robert Attenborough; Robin Hide; Jack Golson. Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 15–66. ISBN 0858835622. OCLC 67292782. 
  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Ataitan". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.