Nema language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Morobe Province
Native speakers
800 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gsn
Glottolog gusa1246[2]

Nema, a.k.a. Gusan, is one of the Finisterre languages of Papua New Guinea. Speakers use the name "Nema"; "Gusan" is found in the literature. A language survey team visited the area and reported that the name "Nema" is locally known, though "Gusan" had been used to refer to the language by some linguistic publications in the past.[3]


  1. ^ Nema at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gusan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Retsema, Thom, Margaret Potter and Rachel Gray. 2009. Mungkip: an endangered language. SIL Electronic Survey report 2009-015. [( 517665/silesr2009_015.pdf) Web access]