Yahang language

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Yahang
Ruruhip
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionSandaun Province
Native speakers
1,400 (2003)[1]
Torricelli
  • Maimai
    • Maimai proper
      • Yahang–Heyo
        • Yahang
Language codes
ISO 639-3rhp
Glottologyaha1247[2]

Yahang (Ya’unk) a.k.a. Ruruhip (Ruruhi’ip) is a Torricelli language of Papua New Guinea. It shares the name Ruruhip with Heyo, which is closely related.

Phonology[edit]

Yahang consonants are:[3]

p t k ʔ
f s h
r
l
w j

Yahang vowels are:[3]

i ɨ u
e ə o
a

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yahang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yahang". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Foley, William A. (2018). "The Languages of the Sepik-Ramu Basin and Environs". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 197–432. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.

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