Mombum language

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Native toWest New Guinea
RegionYos Sudarso Island
Native speakers
(250 cited 1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mso

Mombum, or Kemelom (Komolom), is a Trans–New Guinea language spoken on Yos Sudarso Island (Kolopom Island) in West New Guinea.


Mombum phonemic inventory:[3]

b, ᵐb, d, ⁿd, ⁿʤ, ɡ, t, k, f, s, z, ʃ, ɣ, m, n, ŋ, r, l, w, z, j
a, e, ɛ , i, o, u, ʏ


  1. ^ Mombum at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mombum". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Evans, Nicholas (2018). "The languages of Southern New Guinea". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 641–774. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.