Samo language (New Guinea)

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RegionNew Guinea
Native speakers
900 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3smq

Samo, also known as Daba, Nomad, and Supei, is a Trans–New Guinea language of New Guinea, spoken in the plains east of the Strickland River in Western Province of Papua New Guinea. It has switch-reference marking for the subject of a clause.


  1. ^ Samo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Samo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.