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. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Butam". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.