Niwer Mil
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionBoang, Malendok, Lif and Tefa, Tanga Islands
Native speakers
9,033 (2011 census)
Language codes
ISO 639-3hrc

The Niwer Mil language is spoken by 9,033 people[1] on Boang Island, Malendok Island, Lif Island and Tefa Island in the Tanga Islands, Namatanai District of New Ireland Province in Papua New Guinea. It was split from the Tangga language in 2013. It is one of the languages that form the St George linkage group of Meso-Melanesian languages.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ 2011 PNG Census
  2. ^ Lynch, John; Malcolm Ross; Terry Crowley (2002). The Oceanic languages. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon. ISBN 9780700711284. OCLC 48929366
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Meso-Melanesian linkage". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Niwer Mil (Tanga Island) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)