Nobonob language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionMadang Province
Native speakers
5,000 (2005 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3gaw

Nobonob (Nobanob, Nobnob), also known as Butelkud-Guntabak or Garuh (cf. closely related Garus), is a Papuan language of Papua New Guinea. The language is expanding slightly. Ari (Ati, A’i) is a dialect.


Vowels (orthographic)[edit]

Front Central Back
Close i ii u uu
Mid e ee o oo
Open a aa

Consonants (orthographic)[edit]

Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Voiceless stop p p̱ t ṯ k ḵ
Voiced stop/implosive b q d ḏ g g̱
Nasal m n
Fricative (s) h
Approximant w l y

External links[edit]

  • Materials on Nobonob are included in the open access collections AC1 and CVL1 held by Paradisec.


  1. ^ Nobonob at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nobonob". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.