Nyindrou language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
Regionwesternmost Manus Island, Manus Province
Native speakers
(4,200 cited 1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3lid

The Nyindrou language is a West Manus language spoken by approximately 4200 people in the westernmost part of Manus Island, Manus Province of Papua New Guinea.[2] It has SVO word order.[2]


Phoneme inventory of the Nyindrou language:[3]

Consonant sounds
Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
plain lab. plain lab.
Nasal m n ɲ
Plosive voiceless p t k ʔ
voiced b d g ɡʷ
Fricative s h
Affricate ⁿdɾ
Liquid rhotic ɾ
lateral l
Semivowel j w
Vowel sounds
Front Back
High i u
Mid e o
Low ɑ


  1. ^ Nyindrou at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b Ethnologue report for Nyindrou
  3. ^ Martin, Bill. 1993. Nyindrou-English practical phonology.

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