Anuki language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionMilne Bay Province, tip of Cape Vogel
Native speakers
890 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3aui

The Anuki language is an Austronesian language spoken by the Gabobora people along Cape Vogel in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. The language was named after a highly respected deity of the people, whose sacred remains now rest in Australia.


In Anuki alphabet are 26 letters and 8 diphthongs: Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz, Gh gh, aa, ch, ee, gw, ii, kw and sh.

Letters c, f, h, j, l, q, x and z are used only in loanwords and foreign names.


  1. ^ Anuki at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)

Landweer, M. Lynn. "Sociolinguistic Survey Report of the Anuki Language, Cape Vogel, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea." 2001

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