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Sop language

Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionMadang Province
Native speakers
2,300 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3urw
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Sop (also Sob, Usino) is a Rai Coast language spoken in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea by approximately 2,500 people.

The Sop language has been labelled under several different names. Among the names are Usino, Usina, Sopu, and Igoi. Usino is the name of one of the villages and the name used for the government station. The speakers of this language do not recognize the name Usino as a name for their language. They use Sop as the name for their language.


Labial Apical Palatal Velar
Plosive p b t d k ɡ
Fricative f s
Nasal m n
Approximant w j
Flap ɾ
  • Where symbols appear in pairs the one to the left represents a voiceless consonant
  • t, and d represent dental/alveolar/post-alveolar consonants, while n is only alveolar


Front Central Back
i     ɯ <ü> u
e     o

Personal pronouns

Singular Plural
1st ye sini (exclusive); sige (inclusive)
2nd nag nini; ninag
3rd nu nini


  1. ^ Sop at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sop". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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