Nimamar Rural LLG

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Location of The Nimamar Rural LLG in the Namatanai District of New Ireland Province in Papua New Guinea

The Nimamar Rural LLG is a local government area in New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea. The LLG administers the Lihir Group of islands. The LLG is located in Namatanai District and contains the Lihir Gold Mine, which is the second largest gold deposit in the world. Main language spoken here is the Lihir language. Many speakers of other languages are present here due to the mining on the island. Commonly are Niwer Mil language, Kuanua language and Mandara language.

The current LLG president is Ambrose Silul who is also the Deputy Governor of New Ireland Province and total population of the LLG is 25,608(Census 2011)

  • Lihir at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  • Niwer Mil (Tangga Island) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  • Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kuanua". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Mandara at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)