Ndu languages

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The Ndu languages are the best known family of the Sepik languages of northern Papua New Guinea.wikipedia
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Abelam language

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Abelam is the most populous language, with about 45,000 speakers, though Iatmül is better known to the outside world. Iatmul, Manambu, Yelogu (Yalaku), Abelam (Ambulas), Boiken–Koiwat, Gaikundi, Sos Kundi (Sawos Kundi)
Abelam (or Abulas) is the most prevalent of the Ndu languages of Sepik River region of northern Papua New Guinea.

Burui language

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Also distinguished are Keak (close to Iatmul or Sos Kundi), Kwasengen (or Hanga Hundi, close to Ambulas), Burui (close to Gai Kundi), and Sengo.
Burui is one of the Ndu languages of Sepik River region of northern Papua New Guinea.

Keak language

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Also distinguished are Keak (close to Iatmul or Sos Kundi), Kwasengen (or Hanga Hundi, close to Ambulas), Burui (close to Gai Kundi), and Sengo.
Keak is an Ndu languages of Sepik River region of northern Papua New Guinea.

Kwasengen language

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Also distinguished are Keak (close to Iatmul or Sos Kundi), Kwasengen (or Hanga Hundi, close to Ambulas), Burui (close to Gai Kundi), and Sengo.
Kwasengen, also known as Hanga Hundi, is one of the Ndu languages of Sepik River region of northern Papua New Guinea.

Sengo language

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Also distinguished are Keak (close to Iatmul or Sos Kundi), Kwasengen (or Hanga Hundi, close to Ambulas), Burui (close to Gai Kundi), and Sengo.
Sengo is one of the Ndu languages of Sepik River region of northern Papua New Guinea.

Iatmül language

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Abelam is the most populous language, with about 45,000 speakers, though Iatmül is better known to the outside world. Iatmul, Manambu, Yelogu (Yalaku), Abelam (Ambulas), Boiken–Koiwat, Gaikundi, Sos Kundi (Sawos Kundi)
Iatmul is part of the Ndu language family, which consists of at least six languages in which ndu is the word for 'man'.

Nggala language

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Ngala, or Sogap, is one of the Ndu languages of Sepik River region of northern Papua New Guinea.

Boiken language

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Iatmul, Manambu, Yelogu (Yalaku), Abelam (Ambulas), Boiken–Koiwat, Gaikundi, Sos Kundi (Sawos Kundi)
Boiken (Nucum, Yangoru) is one of the more populous of the Ndu languages of Sepik River region of northern Papua New Guinea.

Koiwat language

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Iatmul, Manambu, Yelogu (Yalaku), Abelam (Ambulas), Boiken–Koiwat, Gaikundi, Sos Kundi (Sawos Kundi)
Koiwat is one of the Ndu languages of Sepik River region of northern Papua New Guinea.

Yelogu language

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Iatmul, Manambu, Yelogu (Yalaku), Abelam (Ambulas), Boiken–Koiwat, Gaikundi, Sos Kundi (Sawos Kundi)
Yelogu, also known as Kaunga, is one of the Ndu languages of Sepik River region of northern Papua New Guinea.

Gaikundi language

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Iatmul, Manambu, Yelogu (Yalaku), Abelam (Ambulas), Boiken–Koiwat, Gaikundi, Sos Kundi (Sawos Kundi)
"village language") is one of the Ndu languages of Sepik River region of northern Papua New Guinea.

Sos Kundi language

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Iatmul, Manambu, Yelogu (Yalaku), Abelam (Ambulas), Boiken–Koiwat, Gaikundi, Sos Kundi (Sawos Kundi)
Sos Kundi is one of the Ndu languages of Sepik River region of northern Papua New Guinea.

Vowel

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Most Sepik and neighboring languages have systems of three vowels, that are distinct only in height.
Very few languages have fewer, though some Arrernte, Circassian, Ndu languages have been argued to have just two, and, with being epenthetic.

Sepik languages

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The Ndu languages are the best known family of the Sepik languages of northern Papua New Guinea.
The most populous are Iatmül's fellow Ndu languages Abelam and Boiken, with about 35 000 speakers apiece.

Manambu language

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Iatmul, Manambu, Yelogu (Yalaku), Abelam (Ambulas), Boiken–Koiwat, Gaikundi, Sos Kundi (Sawos Kundi)
Manambu is one of the Ndu languages of Sepik River region of northern Papua New Guinea.

Indo-Pacific languages

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Ndu–Kwoma: Mayo, Kwoma, Wongamusin, Iwam + Abau, Laycock's Ndu + "Tombenam", "Malu" [= non-TNG Sepik family]

Wichita language

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This also has been claimed for relatively few languages, such as the Northwest Caucasian languages and the Ndu languages of Papua New Guinea.

Kambot language

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Foley (1986) proposed that Kambot had borrowed its pronouns from the Iatmul language of the Sepik family (Ndu languages).

Alexandra Aikhenvald

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Alexandra Aikhenvald has published work on Berber languages, Modern and Classical Hebrew, Ndu languages (specifically Eastern Sepik of the East Sepik Province of Papua-New Guinea), alongside a number of articles and monographs on various aspects of linguistic typology.

Language family

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The Ndu languages are the best known family of the Sepik languages of northern Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea

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The Ndu languages are the best known family of the Sepik languages of northern Papua New Guinea.

Assimilation (phonology)

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Phonetic are a result of palatal and labial assimilation of to adjacent consonants.