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Mountain Koiali language

Mountain Koiari
RegionPapua New Guinea
EthnicityKoiari people
Native speakers
4,000 (2000 census)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
kpx – Mountain Koiali
bdf – Biage
Glottologmoun1252  Mountain Koiali[2]

Mountain Koiari (Koiali) is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is not very close to the other language which shares its name, Grass Koiari. Half of speakers are monolingual.


  1. ^ Mountain Koiali at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
    Biage at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mountain Koiali". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.