Tiang language

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Tiang
Native to Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
(790 cited 1972)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tbj
Glottolog tian1237[2]
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The Tiang language also known as Djaul is a language spoken in Papua New Guinea.[3]

Overview[edit]

It is spoken on Dyaul Island and in 1972 there were 790 speakers reported by Beaumont.[3] On that island Tigak and Tok Pisin are also spoken. Tigak is predominant on the northern half of the island and Tiang on the southern half.[4] The former may be related closely to Tiang. It is also spoken on some other nearby areas in New Ireland Province. The language has a subject-verb-object structure order.[3] The people that speak this language are swidden agriculturalists.[3] There is very little data available for this language.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tiang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tiang". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ a b c d Tiang, Ethnologue, 2012, access date 05-01-2012
  4. ^ Languages of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea map 2, reference number 34, 2012, access date 05-01-2012
  5. ^ The Nalik language of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Craig Alan Volker, 1998, Peter Lang Press/University of Virginia, ISBN 0-8204-3673-9, ISBN 978-0-8204-3673-9

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