Bukiyip language

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Bukiyip
Mountain Arapesh
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionEast Sepik Province
Native speakers
16,000 (2003)[1]
Dialects
  • Coastal
  • Mountain (Bukiyip)
Language codes
ISO 639-3ape
Glottologbuki1249[2]

Bukiyip (Bukiyúp), or Mountain Arapesh, is an Arapesh language (Torricelli) of Papua New Guinea.

Sound system[edit]

Consonant Phonemes of Bukiyip
Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar
plain round
Nasal m n ɳ
Stop voiceless p t k
voiced b d ɡ ɡʷ
Fricative s h
Rhotic ɾ
Lateral l
Vowel Phonemes of Bukiyip
Front Central Back
High i ɨ u
Mid e ə o
Low a

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bukiyip at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bukiyip". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.