Native toPapua (province) Indonesia
Native speakers
16,000 (2013)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
  • Mek
    • Northern
      • Nalca
Language codes
ISO 639-3nlc

Nalca (Naltya, Naltje) is a Papuan language of Papua (province) Indonesia. Alternative names are Hmanggona, Hmonono, Kimjal (Kimyal). The latter is also used for Korupun-Sela.

The Nalca language was an unwritten language until missionaries from the USA entered the area in the early 1960s. A literacy program was developed, and many people in the Nalca language group learned to read. Roger Doriot from the USA learned the language and completed the translation of the New Testament of the Bible in 2000.


  1. ^ Nalca at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)