|Native to||Papua New Guinea|
|(790 cited 1972)|
It is spoken on Dyaul Island and in 1972 there were 790 speakers reported by Beaumont. On that island Tigak and Tok Pisin are also spoken. Tigak is predominant on the northern half of the island and Tiang on the southern half. The former may be related closely to Tiang. It is also spoken on some other nearby areas in New Ireland Province. The language has a subject-verb-object structure order. The people that speak this language are swidden agriculturalists. There is very little data available for this language.
- Tiang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tiang". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Tiang, Ethnologue, 2012, access date 05-01-2012
- Languages of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea map 2, reference number 34, 2012, access date 05-01-2012
- The Nalik language of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Craig Alan Volker, 1998, Peter Lang Press/University of Virginia, ISBN 0-8204-3673-9, ISBN 978-0-8204-3673-9
- Map of where Tiang is spoken in Papua New Guinea
- Paradisec has a collection of Malcolm Ross's (MR1) that includes Tiang language materials.
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