Nii Language
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Nii Language
Ek Nii
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionWestern Highlands Province
Native speakers
(12,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes

Nii is a Trans-New Guinea language of the Chimbu-Wahgi branch spoken in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.

Nii has an unusual number of lateral consonants: a typical dental approximant, /l?/, plus both dental and velar lateral fricatives, // and //, which are optionally voiced between vowels and do not occur in initial position.[2]


  1. ^ Nii at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Foley, 1986:63, The Papuan languages of New Guinea

Further reading

  • Stucky, Al (1994). "Organised Phonology Data" (PDF). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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