Sursurunga language

Spoken in

  • Austronesian Malayo - Polynesian languages Oceanic languages Mesomelanesische languages Sursurunga




Sursurunga one of the Oceanic languages ​​, which form a subgroup of the Austronesian language family. It is of 3000 people on the island of New Ireland spoken (part of Papua New Guinea).

Because of a perceived Quadral ( Hutchisson, 1986) the Numerussystem the language was discussed several times.


  • Raymond G. Gordon, Jr. (ed.): Ethnologue: Languages ​​of the World. Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Texas 2005: SIL International. Online version:
  • Don Hutchisson: Sursurunga pronouns and the special uses of quadral number. In: Ursula Wiese man (ed.): pronominal system. Gunter Narr Verlag, Tübingen, 1986, ISBN 3-87808-335-1, ( Continuum 5).
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  • Oceanic languages