Tehit language

Region Papua
Native speakers
10,000 (2000)[1]
500 monolinguals (2000?)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kps
Glottolog tehi1237[3]

Tehit is a Papuan language of the Bird's Head Peninsula of New Guinea. Other spellings are Tahit, Tehid, and other names Kaibus, Teminabuan. Dialects are Tehit Jit, Mbol Fle, Saifi, Imyan, Sfa Riere, Fkar, Sawiat Salmeit. A grammar sketch can be found in Don Flassy's 1991 Leiden University M.A.. thesis.[4]


  1. Tehit at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Tehit language at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tehit". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. Flassy, Don Augusthinus Lamaech. 1991. Grammar sketch of Tehit: A Toror language, the West Doberai Peninsula, New Guinea (Irian Jaya). Leiden University M.A. Thesis.

Hesse, Ronald. "Tehit". NUSA - Linguistic Studies of Indonesian and Other Languages in Indonesia. In: Volume 47 (2000) Ger P. REESINK (ed.): Studies in Irian Languages, Part II.

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