Abun language

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North Bird's Head
Native to Papua
Region Bird's Head Peninsula
Native speakers
unknown (3,000 cited 1995)[1]
Abun Tat (Karon Pantai)
Abun Ji (Madik)
Abun Je
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kgr
Glottolog abun1252[2]

Abun, also known as Yimbun, A Nden, Manif, Karon, is a West Papuan language of New Guinea. It is not closely related to any other language, and though Ross (2005) assigned it to the West Papuan family, based on similarities in pronouns, Ethnologue and Glottolog list it as a language isolate.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Abun at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Abun". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Ross, Malcolm (2005). "Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages". In Andrew Pawley, Robert Attenborough, Robin Hide, Jack Golson, eds (ed.). Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 15–66. ISBN 0858835622. OCLC 67292782.CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: editors list (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Abun languages on TransNewGuinea.org