Butam language

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Region New Britain
Extinct (date missing)
  • Butam
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog buta1242[1]

Butam is a possibly extinct Papuan language spoken in East New Britain Province on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Ethnologue classified it as a dialect of Taulil until all mention of it was removed in 2009.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Butam". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.