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Orthography-Highlands Region
Papua New Guinea is linguistically the most complex nation of the world. Over 800 languages are spoken in this Pacific country as summarized in Ethnologue: Language of the World.

The first three years of learning, children learn most of the things from their own language. Find below are the list of language by the Highlands Region.

Eastern Highlands Province











Abaga [abg] Agarabi [agd] Alekano [gah] Awa [awb]
Awiyaana [auy] Baruya [byr] Benabena [bef] Binumarien [bjr]
Dano [aso] Fore [for] Gadsup [gaj] Gimi [gim]
Inoke-Yate [ino] Kamano [kbq] Kambaira [kyy] Kanite [kmu]
Kenati [gat] Keyagana [kyg] Yaweyuha [yby] Kosena [kze]
Ontenu [ont] Owenia [wsr] Siane [snp] Simbari [smb]
Tairora, North [tbg] Tairora, South [omw] Tokano [zuh] Usarufa [usa]
Yagaria [ygr]
Simbu Province











Chuave [cjv] Dadibi [mps] Dom [doa] Golin [gvf]
Kuman [kue] Nomane [nof] Pawaia [pwa] Salt-Yui [sll]
Sinasina [sst]
Western Highlands Province











Bo-Ung [mux] Kandawo [gam] Maring [mbw] Melpa [med]
Narak [nac] Nii [nii]
Enga Province











Enga [enq] Ipili [ipi] Kyaka [kyc] Lembena [leq] Pinai-Hagahai [pnn]
Southern Highlands Province











Angal [age] Angal Enen [aoe] Angal Heneng [akh] Duna [duc]
Edolo [etr] Erave [kjy] Fasu [faa] Fiwaga [fiw]
Foi [foi] Hewa [ham] Huli [hui] Imbongu [imo]
Kaluli [bco] Kasua [khs] Kewa, East [kjs] Kewa, West [kew]
Onobasulu [onn] Samberigi [ssx] Wiru [wiu]