Takia language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionMadang Province
Native speakers
(undated figure of 40,000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3tbc

Takia is an Austronesian language spoken on Karkar Island, Bagabag Island, and coastal villages Megiar and Serang, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. It has been syntactically restructured by Waskia, a Papuan language spoken on the island.

Children are discouraged from using Takia, and it is being supplanted by Tok Pisin and English.


  1. ^ Takia at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)

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