Kalam language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Madang Province, Western Highlands Province
Native speakers
(15,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kmh
Glottolog kala1397[2]

Kalam is a Kalam language of Papua New Guinea. It is closely related to Kobon, and shares many of the features of that language. It has an elaborate pandanus avoidance register that has been extensively documented.


  1. ^ Kalam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kalam (Papua New Guinea)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  • Andrew Pawley and Ralph Bulmer. 2011. A dictionary of Kalam with ethnographic notes. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

External links

  • "Organised Phonology Data" (PDF). 

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