Yambes language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionEast Sepik Province
Native speakers
1,100 (2003)[1]
  • (unclassified)
    • Yambes
Language codes
ISO 639-3ymb

Yambes is a Torricelli language of Papua New Guinea spoken mostly by older adults. There is little data to classify it, and it is therefore left unclassified within Torricelli by Ross (2005).

It is spoken in Yambes village (3°32′44″S 142°44′48″E / 3.545596°S 142.746582°E / -3.545596; 142.746582 (Yambes 1)) of Dreikikier Rural LLG, East Sepik Province.[3][4]


  1. ^ Yambes at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yambes". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Papua New Guinea languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  4. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.