Patpatar language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionNew Ireland Province
Native speakers
7,000 (1998)[1]
  • Pala
  • Sokirik
Language codes
ISO 639-3gfk

Patpatar, or Gelik, is an Austronesian language spoken in New Ireland Province in Papua New Guinea.


Phonology of the Patpatar language:[3]

Consonant sounds
Labial Alveolar Velar Glottal
Plosive p b t d k g
Nasal m n ŋ
Rhotic r
Lateral l
Fricative s h
Vowel sounds
Front Back
High i u
Mid e o
Low ɑ


  1. ^ Patpatar at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Patpatar". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Condra, Ed and Debi. 1986-91