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|Native to||Papua New Guinea|
|Region||Western Highlands Province|
|(12,000 cited 1991)|
Nii has an unusual number of lateral consonants: a typical dental approximant, /l̪/, plus both dental and velar lateral fricatives, /ɬ̪/ and /ʟ̝̊/, which are optionally voiced between vowels and do not occur in initial position.
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