Hamtai language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Morobe Province, Gulf Province
Native speakers
45,000 (1998)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hmt
Glottolog hamt1247[2]

Hamtai (Hamday) is the most populous of the Angan languages of Papua New Guinea. It is also known as Kamea (in Gulf Province), Kapau, and Watut. Dialects are Wenta, Howi, Pmasa’a, Hamtai proper, Kaintiba.


  1. ^ Hamtai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Hamtai". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.