Maring language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Western Highlands Province
Ethnicity Maring, such as the Tsembaga Maring
Native speakers
11,000 (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mbw
Glottolog mari1435[2]

Maring (Mareng), or Yoadabe-Watoare, is a Trans–New Guinea language of the Chimbu–Wahgi branch spoken in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Dialects are Central Maring, Eastern Maring, Timbunki, Tsuwenki, Karamba, Kambegl; Central Maring is understood by all.

External links[edit]


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