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Yareba language

RegionPapua New Guinea: Ijitivari and Popondetta districts
Native speakers
(750 cited 1981)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
Language codes
ISO 639-3yrb

Yareba, or Middle Musa, is a language of Papua New Guinea.


Yareba phonology:[3]

Consonants Labial Coronal Dorsal
Nasal m n
Stop p b t d k g
Affricative dz
Fricative s
Glide w j
Flap ɾ
Front Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open a

Yareba allows for the diphthongs ai, au, oi, ou, ei, ei, ui, ua, ue.[4]:87

External links

  • Paradisec has the Tom Dutton collection (TD1) that includes Yareba language materials.


  1. ^ Yareba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yareba". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "YAREBA". Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  4. ^ Pawley, Andrew; Hammarström, Harald (2018). "The Trans New Guinea family". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 21–196. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.