The Ambai Language Documentation Page

Ambai is a language spoken by the people of Yapen Island and Ambai island (a small island south to Yapen) in Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia, by approximately 10,000 people.

During September-December 2007 a linguistic fieldwork course was conducted in the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics on the Ambai language. This page brings the results of this fieldwork course, in order to make them accessible to the linguistic community as a whole.

The site is still under construction. Additional material is planned to be added.

Ambai Texts

All recordings are courtesy of Sara Karubaba, who reads the Ambai texts.

Grammatical Descriptions

Please bear in mind that the following descriptions are based on limited data. Please contact the authors before citing this data.

Other Related Resources

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