Siane language

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Siane
Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Chimbu Province, Eastern Highlands Province
Native speakers
29,000 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 snp
Glottolog sian1257[2]

Siane (Siani) is a Papuan language spoken in the eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea.

Named dialects are Hakoa, Kolepa, Yamofowe, Komongu, Komoigaleka, Kemanimowe, Ona, Keto, Laiya, Fowe, Olumba, Lambau, Alango, Yandime, Wando. Komongu and Lambau are the literary standards.

Like many Papuan languages Siane has a regester tone system.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siane at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Siane". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Lucht, Ramona (1978). "Siane tone orthography". SIL.