Hattam language

Native to Papua
Region Eastern Bird's Head
Native speakers
16,000 (1993)[1]
  • Moi (Moire)
  • Tinam
  • Miriei
  • Adihup
  • Uran
Language codes
ISO 639-3 had
Glottolog hata1243[2]

Hattam (also spelled Hatam, Atam) is a divergent language of New Guinea. Apart from Mansim (Borai), formerly listed as a dialect, it is not closely related to any other language, and though Ross (2005) tentatively assigned it to the West Papuan languages, based on similarities in pronouns, Ethnologue and Glottolog list it as a language isolate[1] or small independent family.[2]


  1. 1 2 Hattam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. 1 2 Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Hatam". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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