Brem language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Madang Province
Native speakers
1,200 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 buq
Glottolog brem1238[2]

Brem (Barem), also known as Bunabun (Bububun, Bunubun), is a Papuan language of Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.

Once placed in an 'Isumrud' branch, with Dimir and Malas, Brem was reassigned to the Kumil languages by Ross (2005).


  1. ^ Brem at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Brem". 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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