Namla
RegionPapua: Keerom Regency, Senggi District, Namla village
Native speakers
30 (2005)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3naa
Glottolognaml1240
ELPNamla

Namla is a poorly documented Papuan language of Indonesia. It appears to be related to Tofanma, a neighboring language. It is spoken in Namla village, Senggi District, Keerom Regency.[2]

Namla is close to extinction due to its being replaced by Tofanma and possibly also Papuan Malay.[3]

Vocabulary

Namla vocabulary from Foley (2018):[3]

gloss Namla
‘bird’ atu
‘blood’ ləke
‘bone’ da
‘breast’ momu
‘ear’ wuronodake
‘eat’ sa
‘egg’ le
‘eye’ lɪle
‘fire’ wo
‘give’ væn
‘go’ wo
‘ground’ jao
‘hair’ kəmbrada
‘hear’ wara
‘I’ na
‘leg’ buda
‘louse’ ble
‘man’ lamokra
‘moon’ pei
‘name’ ei
‘one’ knonu
‘road, path’ mitu
‘see’ mesa
‘sky’ nəmləu
‘stone’ sou
‘sun’ nəmane
‘tongue’ kagoku
‘tooth’ dəmda
‘tree’ ra
‘two’ nene
‘water’ nomu
‘we’ mani
‘woman’ ara
‘you (sg)’ wu(giknoko)
‘you (pl)’ yuka

References

  1. ^ Namla at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Indonesia languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  3. ^ a b Foley, William A. (2018). "The languages of Northwest New Guinea". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. Vol. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 433–568. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.