Amanab language

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Region Amanab District, Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
4,400 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 amn
Glottolog aman1265[2]
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Amanab is a Papuan language spoken by 4,400 people in Amanab District, Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea.



Front Back
High i u
Mid ɛ ɔ
Low ɑ


Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop Voiceless p t k
Prenasalized ᵐb ⁿd ᵑɡ
Nasal m n
Fricative Voiceless ɸ s h
Voiced ɣ
Flap/Lateral ɾ~l
Approximant w j


  1. ^ Amanab at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Amanab". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Minch, Andrew (1992). "Amanab grammar essentials". In John R. Roberts. Namia and Amanab grammar essentials. Data Papers on Papua New Guinea Languages, 39. Ukarumpa: Summer Institute of Linguistics. pp. 99–173.