Hagahai language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region EngaMadang border
Native speakers
600 (1997)[1]
  • Hagahai
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pnn
Glottolog pina1252[2]

Hagahai, also known as Pinai, is one of two languages of the Piawi family of New Guinea.

Speakers in Enga Province use the name Pinai for all Pinai-Hagahai speakers. Those in Madang use Hagahai, at least for themselves. Exonyms include Wapi and Miamia in Enga and Aramo in Haruai.

Dialects are divergent, but speakers have a common identity.


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

External links

  • Kaipuleohone has an archive of Pinai-Hagahai audio recordings
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