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Iha language

Iha
Kapaur
Native toPapua
RegionBomberai Peninsula
Native speakers
(5,500 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ihp
Glottologihaa1241[2]
Pidgin Iha
Native toIndonesia
RegionBomberai Peninsula
Native speakers
None
Iha-based pidgin
Language codes
ISO 639-3ihb
Glottologihab1241[3]

Iha (Kapaur) is a Papuan language spoken on the tip of the Bomberai Peninsula. It is the basis of a pidgin used as the local trade language.[4]

Phonology

Consonants: /p/, /b/, /m/, /w/, /t/, /d/, /n/, /s/, /r/, /l/, /j/, /k/, /ɡ/, /ŋ/, /h/

Vowels: /i/, /u/, /e/, /o/, /a/[5]

Pronouns

Flassy and Animung (1992) list the following pronouns for Iha.[5]

SG PL
1 on in (inc.)
mbi (exc.)
2 ko ki
3 mi wat/mi

References

  1. ^ Iha at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Iha". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Iha Based Pidgin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Iha-Based Pidgin at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  5. ^ a b Flassy, Don A.L. and Lisidius Animung. 1992. Struktur Bahasa Iha. Jakarta: Pusat Bahasa dan Pengembangan Bahasa, Departemen Pendidikan Nasional.