Languages of Papua New Guinea


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 below to see language distribution maps for individual provinces.

To view current up to date PNG language maps on Ethnologue