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Kombai language

RegionBoven Digoel Regency, New Guinea
Native speakers
(5,000 cited 1991–2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
tyn – Kombai
wng – Wanggom

Kombai (Komboy) is a Papuan language of Boven Digoel Regency in Indonesian New Guinea. It is spoken by the Kombai people. Tayan is a dialect.

Ethnologue records a Wanggom language which is similar to Kombai. However, this has not been attested as a distinct language.[3]


  1. ^ Kombai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Wanggom at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ndeiram". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ *The Awyu–Ndumut languages in their linguistic and cultural context (University of Amsterdam)