Idne language

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Region western tip of Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
(5,200 cited 1983 census)[1]
  • Maleu
  • Kilenge
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mgl
Glottolog male1289[2]

Idne, also known as Maleu-Kilenge, is an Austronesian language spoken by several thousand swidden farmers in the Talasea District of West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea.


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

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