Dedua language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Huon Peninsula, Morobe Province
Ethnicity 8,900 (2000 census?)[1]
Native speakers
6,500 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ded
Glottolog dedu1240[2]

Dedua is a Papuan language spoken in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Dialects are Dzeigoc and Fanic.


Vowels (orthographic)

Front Back
High i u
Mid e o
Low a

Consonants (orthographic)

Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Labiovelar Glottal
Voiceless plosive p t k kp h/c
Voiced plosive b d g gb
Nasal m n ng
Voiceless fricative f s
Voiced affricate dz
Trill r
Approximant y w


  1. ^ a b Dedua at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dedua". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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