Ngalum
Sibil, Ngalum Weng[1]
RegionHighland Papua, Sandaun
Native speakers
(20,000 cited 1981–1987)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3szb
Glottologngal1298
ELPNgalum

Ngalum is the most populous of the Ok languages in Highland Papua and Papua New Guinea.

Phonology

Consonants

Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar
Nasal m n ŋ
Plosive voiceless p t k
voiced b d
Fricative s
Trill r
Lateral l
Approximant w j

Vowels

Front Central Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open a

References

  1. ^ Mimin, Imanuel H. "Mengenal Suku Ngalum Ok di Pegunungan Bintang". suarapapua.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  2. ^ Ngalum at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  3. ^ Healey, Alan (1964). The Ok Language Family in New Guinea. Australian National University.