Loniu is an Austronesian language
spoken along the southern coast of Los Negros Island
in the Manus Province
, immediately east of Manus Island
in Manus Province
, Papua New Guinea
. Loniu is spoken in the villages of Loniu
and Lolak, and there are estimated to be 450–500 native speakers, although some live in other Manus villages or on the mainland of PNG.
Loniu generally fits with most of the observations made about Oceanic languages, specifically the Admiralty Islands
The six morphosyntactic features of 'Type B' Oceanic Languages (which include the Admiralties languages) as noted by Ross are found in Loniu. The language is essentially SVO and contains prepositions.
's Robert Blust
collection includes written
and recorded materials
Category:Languages of Manus Province