Teop language

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Teop
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionBougainville
Native speakers
(5,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3tio
Glottologteop1238[2]

Teop is a language of northern Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. It falls within the Oceanic languages, a subgrouping of the Austronesian language family. According to Malcolm Ross,[3] Teop belongs to the Nehan-Bougainville family of languages, part of the Northwest Solomonic group of the Meso-Melanesian cluster within the Oceanic languages. Its closest relative is Saposa.

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  1. ^ Teop at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Teop". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "DOBES: Documentation of Endangered Languages (Dokumentation Bedrohte Sprachen)". Retrieved 21 January 2012.