Molof language

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Region Papua
Native speakers
230 (2005)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 msl
Glottolog molo1262[2]

Molof (Ampas, Poule) is a poorly documented Papuan language spoken by about 200 people. Wurm (1975) placed it as an independent branch of Trans–New Guinea, but Ross (2005) could not find enough evidence to classify it. Usher tentatively suggests it may be one of the Pauwasi languages.


  1. ^ Molof at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Molof". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.