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


Labial Coronal Dorsal
Nasal m n
Plosive prenasalized ᵐb ⁿd ᵑɡ
voiceless p t k
Fricative ɸ s h
voiced ɣ
Approximant/Flap w l~ɾ j


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