Idi language

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Region New Guinea
Native speakers
1,600 (2000 census)[1]
  • Idi
  • Tame
Language codes
ISO 639-3 idi
Glottolog idii1243

Idi is a Papuan language spoken in Western Province, Papua New Guinea. The so-called Pahoturi dialects form a dialect chain with Idi proper at one end and Agob proper at the other.[1]


The language has been also known as Diblaeg, Dibolug, Dimisi, Dimsisi.[2] Tame is a dialect distinct from Idi.[1]

Social context[edit]

Idi is in contact with other Papuan languages of different families, including Nen, Nambo, and the closely related Agob.[1]

Typological features[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Idi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Idi language". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.