Kilivila language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Trobriand Islands
Native speakers
20,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kij
Glottolog kili1267[2]

Kilivila (Kiriwina) is one of the Kilivila–Louisiades languages (of the Austronesian language family), spoken in the Trobriand Islands (Papua New Guinea).[3] It is used in local schools.

External links

  • A number of collections in Paradisec include materials in Kilivila


  1. ^ Kilivila at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kilivila". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Senft, Gunter; Senft, Professor of Linguistics Cognitive Anthropology Research Group Gunter; Levinson, Stephen C. (2000). Systems of Nominal Classification. Cambridge University Press. p. 42. ISBN 9780521770750. Retrieved 16 June 2018. 

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