Titan language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Manus & neighboring islands
Native speakers
(3,900 cited 1992)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ttv
Glottolog tita1241[2]

Titan, also known as Manus, is an East Manus language of the Austronesian language family spoken in the southeastern part of Manus Island, New Guinea, and neighboring islands by about 4,000 people.

Titan has a bilabial trill and prenasalized consonants, as in [ⁿrakeiʔin] 'girls' and [ᵐʙutukei] 'wooden plate'.


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

Further reading[edit]

  • Bowern, Claire (2011). Sivisa Titan: Sketch grammar, texts, vocabulary based on material collected by P. Josef Meier and Po Minis. Oceanic Linguistics Special Publication No. 38. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press.
  • Ladefoged, Peter (2005). Vowels and Consonants (2nd ed.) Blackwell.

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