Nyindrou language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
Regionwesternmost Manus Island, Manus Province
Native speakers
4,200 (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3lid

The Nyindrou language is a West Manus language spoken by approximately 4200 people in the westernmost part of Manus Island, Manus Province of Papua New Guinea.[3] It has SVO word order.[3]


Phoneme inventory of the Nyindrou language:[4]

Consonant sounds
Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
plain lab. plain lab.
Plosive voiceless p t k ʔ
voiced b d g ɡʷ
Nasal m n ɲ
Fricative s h
Affricate ⁿdɾ
Rhotic ɾ
Lateral l
Approximant w j
Vowel sounds
Front Back
High i u
Mid e o
Low ɑ


  1. ^ Nyindrou at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nyindrou". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Ethnologue report for Nyindrou
  4. ^ Martin, Bill. 1993. Nyindrou-English practical phonology.

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