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Biem language

Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionEast Sepik Province
Native speakers
2,200 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bmc

Biem, or Bam, is an Oceanic language of northeast New Guinea, spoken on Bam, Blup Blup, Kadovar, and Viai islands off the coast of Wewak.[3]


  1. ^ Biem at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Biem". 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.