Mundugumor language

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Mundugumor
Biwat
RegionNew Guinea
EthnicityMundugumor people
Native speakers
3,000 (2003)[1]
Yuat
  • Mundugumor
Language codes
ISO 639-3bwm
Glottologbiwa1243[2]

Mundugumor (Munduguma) a.k.a. Biwat is a Yuat language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Biwat village (4°24′55″S 143°51′36″E / 4.415234°S 143.859962°E / -4.415234; 143.859962 (Biwat)) of Yuat Rural LLG, East Sepik Province.[3][4]

Nouns[edit]

Some examples showing Mundugumo nouns and their irregular plural forms:[5]

gloss sg pl
‘snake’ mas mase
‘bone’ avu avuvavi
‘nose’ ŋlək ŋlu
‘dog’ ken kidu
‘house’ klaŋ klagi
‘water’ mam mabi
‘paddle’ dum dumu

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mundugumor at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Biwat". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.
  5. ^ Foley, William A. (2018). "The morphosyntactic typology of Papuan languages". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 895–938. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.