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Orthography-Southern 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 Southern Region.

Central Province











Abadi (kbt) Abu (ado) Binahari (bxz) Domu (dof)
Doromu (kqc) Morawa (mze) Fuyug (fuy) Hula (hul)
Humene (huf) Keapara(khz) Koiali, Mountain (kpx) Motu (meu)
Koiari,Grass (kbk) Koitabu (kqi) Kuni (kse) Kunimaipa
Lala (nrz) Motu (hiri) Uare (ksj) Laua (luf)
Magori (zgr) Mailu (mgu) Maria (mds) Mekeo (mek)
Sinaugoro (snc) Waima (rro)    
Northern Oro Province











Aneme Wake (aby) Arifama-Miniafia (aai) Barai (bbb) Bariji (bjc)
Doghoro (dgx) Ese (mcq) Ewage-Notu (nou) Gaina (gcn)
Korafe-Yegha (kpr) Maisin(mbq) Moikodi(mkp) Namiae (nvm)
Nawaru (nwr) Mie (aom) Onjob (onj) Yareba (yrb)
Ubir (ubr)
   
Milne Bay Province











Auhelawa (kud) Anuki (aui) Are (mwc) Boselewa (bwf)
Budibud (btp) Buhutu (bxh) Bwaidoka (bdd) Bwanabwana (tte)
Daga (dgz) Dawawa (dww) Dima (jma) Diodio (ddi)
Dobu (dob) Doga (dgg) Duau (dva) Galeya (gar)
Gapapaiwa (pwg) Ghayavi (bmk) Ginuman (gnm) Gumawana (gvs)
Gweda (grw) Haigwai (hgw) Iamalele (yml) Iduna (viv)
Kakabai (kqf) Kanasi (soq) Kaninuwa (wat) Kilivila (kij)
Koluwawa (klx) Maiadomu (mzz) Maiwa (mti) Maiwala (mum)
Mapena (mnm) Minaveha (mvn) Misima-Paneati (mpx) Molima (mox)
Muyuw (myw) Mwatebu (mwa) Nimoa (nmw) Oyaoya (oyy)
Saliba (sbe) Sewa Bay (sew) Suau (swp) Sudest (tgo)
Taupota (tpa) Tawala (tbo) Turaka (trh) Umanakaina (gdn)
Waema (wag) Wagawaga (wgw) Wedau (wed) Yakaikeke (ykk)
Yele (yle)
Gulf Province











Akoye (miw) Ankava (aak) Folopa (ppo) Hamtai (hmt)
Ikobi-Mena (meb) Ipiko (ipo) Kaki Ae (tbd) Keoru-Ahia (xeu)
Kerewo (kxz) Kibiri (prm) Kiwai, North East (kiw) Minanibai (mcv)
Morigi (mdb) Omati (mgx) Opao (opo) Orokolo (oro)
Purari (iar) Rumu (klq) Tainae (ago) Tairuma (uar)
Toaripi (tqo)
Western Province











Abom (aob) Aekyom (awi) Agob (kit) Aimele (ail)
Arammba (stk) Ari (aac) Bamu (bcf) Baramu (bmz)
Beami (beo) Bine (bon) Bitur (mcc) Blafe (bfh)
Bogaya (boq) Dibiyaso (dby) Doso (dol) Faiwol (fai)
Fembe (agl) Gizrra (tof) Gobasi (goi) Gogodala (ggw)
Guntai (gnt) Idi (idi) Kamula (xla) Kanum, Sota (krz)
Kiwai Southern (kjd) Konai (kxw) Kunj-Boaji (kvg) Kunja (pep)
Makayam (aup) Mubami (tsx) Nama (nmx) Namat (nkm)
Nambo (ncm) Namo (mxw) Neme (nex) Nen (nqn)
Ninggerum (nxr) Odoode (kkc) Pare (ppt) Rema (bow)
Samo (smq) Sonia (siq) Suki (sui) Tabo (knv)
Turumsa (tqm) Waboda (kmx) Wara (tci) Waruna (wrv)
Weredai (wei) Wipi (gdr) Yonggom (yon) Zimakani (zik)