Bargam language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Madang Province
Native speakers
3,800 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mlp
Glottolog barg1252[2]

Bargam, or Mugil, is a Papuan language of Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, mainly by adults.

Once placed in its own branch, Bargam was reassigned to the Kaukombar languages by Ross (2005).

The alphabet includes the letter Q with hook tail, Ɋ ɋ.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Bargam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bargam". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  • Ross, Malcolm (2005). "Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages". In Andrew Pawley; Robert Attenborough; Robin Hide; Jack Golson. Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 15–66. ISBN 0858835622. OCLC 67292782. 

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