PNG Languages

Language distribution maps

Papua New Guinea is linguistically the most complex nation of the world. Over 800 languages are spoken in this Pacific country as summarized in Ethnologue: Languages of the World. In cooperation with the PNG Department of Education since 1956, research has been carried out in more than 389 languages.

Click on a province on the map below or the index to the right to see language distribution maps for individual provinces.

PNG with provinces Bougainville Central Province East New Britain Province East Sepik Province Eastern Highlands PRovince Enga Province Gulf Province Madang Province Manus Province Milne Bay Province Morobe Province New Ireland Province Oro Province Sandaun Province Simbu Province Southern Highlands Province West New Britain Western Province Western Highlands Province