Nafi language

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Nafi
Sirak
RegionMarkham Valley, New Guinea
Native speakers
(160 cited 1988)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3srf
Glottolognafi1237[2]
Coordinates: 6°26′01″S 146°49′32″E / 6.433548°S 146.825565°E / -6.433548; 146.825565 (Banzain)Coordinates: 6°26′01″S 146°49′32″E / 6.433548°S 146.825565°E / -6.433548; 146.825565 (Banzain)

Nafi, also known as Sirak, is an Austronesian language of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

It is spoken in the single village of Nambom (also known as Banzain village) (6°26′01″S 146°49′32″E / 6.433548°S 146.825565°E / -6.433548; 146.825565 (Banzain)) in Gamiki ward, Wain-Erap Rural LLG. Ethnic Nafi people living in Popof village (6°26′19″S 146°48′21″E / 6.438745°S 146.805971°E / -6.438745; 146.805971 (Popof)) have since switched to speaking Nakama, a Trans-New Guinea language. Intermarriages frequently occur between the two villages.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nafi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nafi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Holzknecht, Susanne (1989). The Markham Languages of Papua New Guinea. Pacific Linguistics. ISBN 0-85883-394-8.