Yangum language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Sandaun Province
Native speakers
960 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mzfinclusive code
Individual codes:
ymo – Yangum Mon
yde – Yangum Dey
ygl – Yangum Gel
Glottolog yang1303[2]

Yangum is a Torricelli dialect cluster of Papua New Guinea. Gel is nearly extinct. The principal variety is Mon, which is also known as Aiku, Malek, Menandon ~ Minendon; these names have been used for all Yangum varieties plus the closely related Ambrak.

External links[edit]

  • Paradisec's open access collection of Selected Research Papers of Don Laycock on Languages in Papua New Guinea (DL2) includes materials on the Yangum language


  1. ^ Yangum at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Yangum Mon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Yangum Dey at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Yangum Gel at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yangum". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.