Sinasina language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionTabare Rural LLG, Chimbu Province
Native speakers
(50,000 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3sst

Sinasina is a term used to refer to for several Chimbu–Wahgi language varieties of Tabare Rural LLG (also called Sinasina), Simbu Province, Papua New Guinea.[3]. The term 'Sinasina' as a language name is an exonym. Speakers of the varieties of this region instead refer to their languages with tok ples vernacular languages endonyms, including: Dinga, Gunangi, Kebai, Kere, Kondo, Nimai, Tabare.[4] The Kere community also has a deaf sign language, Sinasina Sign Language.[5]

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  1. ^ Sinasina at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sinasina". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Papua New Guinea languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  4. ^ Rarrick, Samantha Carol. 2017. A tonal grammar of Kere (Papuan) in typological perspective. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa; 224pp.)
  5. ^ Rarrick, Samantha & Emmanuel Asonye. 2017. "Wellness & Linguistic Barriers in Deaf Communities in Nigeria & Papua New Guinea". 5th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation. Honolulu, HI.

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