Loniu language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionLos Negros Island, Manus Province
Native speakers
(460 cited 1977)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3los

Loniu is an Austronesian language spoken on Los Negros Island, immediately east of Manus Island in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea.


  1. ^ Loniu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Loniu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Hamel, Patricia J. (1994). A grammar and lexicon of Loniu, Papua New Guinea. Pacific Linguistics C-103. Canberra: The Australian National University. 275 pp.
  • Hamel, Patricia J. (1993). Serial verbs in Loniu and an evolving preposition. Oceanic Linguistics 32:111–132.

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