Seimat language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionNinigo and Anchorite island groups, Manus Province
Native speakers
(1,000 cited 1992)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ssg

The Seimat language is one of three Western Admiralty Islands languages, the other two being Wuvulu-Aua and the extinct Kaniet. The language is spoken by approximately 1000 people on the Ninigo and the Anchorite Islands in western Manus Province of Papua New Guinea.[2] It has SVO word order.[2]


  1. ^ Seimat at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b "Seimat". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2020-08-23.

Further reading[edit]

  • Wozna, B.; Wilson, T. (2005), Seimat Grammar Essentials (PDF), Data Papers on Papua New Guinea Languages, volume 48, Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea: Summer Institute of Linguistics

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