Foia Foia language

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Foia Foia
Minanibai
Native to Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
180 (2000 census)[1]
300 Minanibai reported 1980[1]
Trans–New Guinea
Dialects
  • Mahigi
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
ffi – Foia Foia
mcv – Minanibai
Glottolog mina1274  Minanibai[2]
mahi1249  Mahigi[3]

Foia Foia (Foyafoya), or Minanibai,[4] is a Papuan language of Papua New Guinea, spoken in an area near Omati River mouth in Ikobi Kairi and Goaribari Census districts (Gulf Province).

Phonology

Foia Foia vowels

Front Central Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open ä <ā> ɑ <a>

Foia Foia consonants

Labial Labiodental Alveolar Velar Glottal
Voiceless stop p t k ʔ <ʼ>
Voiced stop b d g
Voiceless fricative ɸ <f> f s h
Approximant w l

References

  1. ^ a b Foia Foia at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
    Minanibai at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Minanibai". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mahigi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices


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