Teop language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
Native speakers
(5,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3tio

Teop is a language of northern Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. It falls within the Oceanic languages, a subgrouping of the Austronesian language family. According to Malcolm Ross,[2] Teop belongs to the Nehan-Bougainville family of languages, part of the Northwest Solomonic group of the Meso-Melanesian cluster within the Oceanic languages. Its closest relative is Saposa.


  1. ^ Teop at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ "DOBES: Documentation of Endangered Languages (Dokumentation Bedrohte Sprachen)". Retrieved 21 January 2012.

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