Nalik language

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Region New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
(5,100 cited 1990 census)[1]
  • Laxudumau?
Latin script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nal
Glottolog nali1244[2]

The Nalik language is spoken by 5,000 or so people, based in 17 villages in Kavieng District, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. It is an Austronesian language with an SVO phrase structure.

Laxudumau, spoken in the village of Lakudumau, may be a transitional dialect to Kara or a separate language.


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


Volker, Dr. Craig. The Nalik Language of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. ISBN 0-8204-3673-9.