Kombai language

Region New Guinea
Ethnicity Kombai
Native speakers
(5,000 cited 1991–2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
tyn  Kombai
wng  Wanggom
Glottolog ndei1235[2]

Kombai (Komboy) is a Papuan language of Indonesian New Guinea, it is spoken by the Kombai people. Tayan is a dialect.

Ethnologue records a Wanggom language which is similar to Kombai. However, this has not been attested as a distinct language.[3]


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

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