|Native to||Papua New Guinea|
|(790 cited 1972)|
The Tiang language also known as Djaul is a language spoken in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea is a country in Oceania that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.
It is spoken on Dyaul Island and in 1972 there were 790 speakers reported by Beaumont.On that island Tigak and Tok Pisin are also spoken. Tigak is predominant on the northern half of the island and Tiang on the southern half. The former may be related closely to Tiang. It is also spoken on some other nearby areas in New Ireland Province. The language has a subject-verb-object structure order. The people that speak this language are swidden agriculturalists. There is very little data available for this language.
Dyaul Island is an island in New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea. Its area is 100 km2. The inhabitants live mainly in seven villages, and frequently visit Kavieng, the capital of the province, for supplies or to sell produce and fish. There are two languages, not counting Tok Pisin, spoken on Dyaul; Tigak and Tiang. Tigak is widely spoken on the western end of the island in two villages. Tiang is spoken across the remainder of the island.
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Djaul may refer to:
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