Meramera
Melamela
Native toPapua New Guinea
Native speakers
(2,000 cited 1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mxm
Glottologmera1242

Meramera (Melamela) is an Austronesian language of New Britain in Papua New Guinea.

Name

The name Meramera comes from the closely related Nakanai language in the Bileki dialect. In Meramera, the language is referred to as Melamela, literally meaning "talk".[2]

References

  1. ^ Meramera at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Goodenough, Ward H. (1997). Proto-Kimbe: A New Analysis. Oceanic Linguistics. 36 (2): p. 274.