Nukuria language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Nuguria
Native speakers
550 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nur
Glottolog nuku1259[2]

Nuguria (Nukuria) is a Polynesian language, spoken by about 550 people on Nuguria in the eastern islands of Papua New Guinea.[3]


The Nuguria language's alphabet contains five vowels: a, e, i, o, u, and fifteen consonants.[4]

Bilabial Labiodental Alveolar Velar Glottal
Stop voiceless p t k
voiced b g
Fricative voiceless f s h
voiced v
Nasal m n ŋ
Approximant l w
Trill r


  1. ^ Nuguria at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nukuria". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Marck, Jeff (2000), Topics in Polynesian languages and culture history. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics
  4. ^ Ray, Sidney H. (1916). "Polynesian Linguistics. III. Polynesian Languages of the Solomon Islands". The Journal of the Polynesian Society. 25 (1): 18–23. JSTOR 20701126.