Zia
Pronunciation[d̪ia]
Native toPapua New Guinea
Regionlower Waria Valley, Morobe Province
EthnicityZia
Native speakers
4,500 (2000)[1]
Dialects
  • Zia
  • Mawae
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3zia
Glottologziaa1250

Zia is a Papuan language spoken in the Lower Waria Valley in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. It is part of the Binandere subgroup of the Trans–New Guinea phylum of languages (Ross, 2005).

Orthography

[2]
Uppercase letters A B D E G I K M N O P R S T U W Y Z
Lowercase letters a b d e g i k m n o p r s t u w y z
IPA /ɑ/ /b/ /d/ /ɛ/ /ɡ/ /i/ /k/ /m/ /n/ /ɔ/ /p/ /ɾ/ /s/ // /u/ /w/ /j/ /dz/

References

  1. ^ Zia at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Organised Phonology Data" (PDF). ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)