Chambri language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionChambri Lakes region, East Sepik Province
Native speakers
(1,700 cited 1991)[1]
Ramu–Lower Sepik
Language codes
ISO 639-3can

The Chambri language is spoken by the Chambri people of the Chambri Lakes region in the Sepik basin of northern Papua New Guinea. Spellings in the older anthropological literature include Tchambuli, Tshamberi. Being completely surrounded by the Sepik languages, it is geographically separated from the rest of the Ramu–Lower Sepik language family, of which Chambri is a member of.[3]


  1. ^ Chambri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Chambri". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Foley, William A. (2018). "The Languages of the Sepik-Ramu Basin and Environs". 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. 197–432. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.

External links[edit]

  • Paradisec houses a collection of recordings by Bill Foley (WF3) and notebooks from Don Laycock's work (DL2). Both of these collections are open access.