Enga language

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Not to be confused with Enga language (Bantu).
Enga
Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Enga Province
Native speakers
230,000 (2000 census)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
Language codes
ISO 639-3 enq
Glottolog enga1252[2]

Enga is a language of the East New Guinea Highlands spoken by a quarter-million people in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. It has the largest number of speakers of any native language in New Guinea, and is second over all after Papuan Malay.

Arafundi-Enga Pidgin
Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Enga Province
Native speakers
None
Enga-based pidgin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog araf1245[3]

An Enga-based pidgin is used by speakers of Arafundi languages.

Phonology[edit]

Consonants

Bilabial Alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar
Plosive p t k
Fricative s
Affricate mp ⁿd ⁿdz ŋɡ
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Tap/Flap ɽ
Lateral ʎ
Approximant w j

Vowels

Close i
Mid e
Open-back ɑ
Back-mid o
Back-close u

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Enga". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Arafundi-Enga Pidgin". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ Organised Phonology Data: Enga Language [ENQ] Enga Province (PDF). 

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