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The official languages of Papua New Guinea are Tok Pisin, English, and Hiri Motu.

English is the language spoken within the government and the education system, but is used by only around 1-2% of the people. Tok Pisin, also known as New Guinea Pidgin or Melanesian Pidgin, is a creole language and the most widely used. Hiri Motu is spoken by less than 2% of the population, and is most common in the southern region.

The indigenous languages are grouped into Austronesian languages and non-Austronesian (or Papuan languages).

Here is a list of ALL 841 languages spoken in Papua New Guinea:

1. Abadi
2. Abaga
3. Abau
4. Abom
5. Abu
6. Adzera
7. Aeka
8. Aekyom
9. Agarabi
10. Agi
11. Agob
12. Aighon
13. Aiklep
14. Aimele
15. Ainbai
16. Aiome
17. Ak
18. Akolet
19. Akoye
20. Akrukay
21. Alamblak
22. Alekano
23. Ama
24. Amaimon
25. Amal
26. Amanab
27. Amara
28. Ambakich
29. Ambrak
30. Ambulas
31. Amele
32. Amol
33. Amto
34. Anam
35. Anamgura
36. Andai
37. Andarum
38. Andra-Hus
39. Anem
40. Aneme Wake
41. Angaataha
42. Angal
43. Angal Enen
44. Angal Heneng
45. Angor
46. Angoram
47. Anjam
48. Ankave
49. Anor
50. Anuki
51. Ap Ma
52. Apali
53. Apalik
54. Arammba
55. Arapesh, Bumbita
56. Arawum
57. Are
58. Ari
59. Aribwatsa
60. Aribwaung
61. Arifama-Miniafia
62. Arop-Lokep
63. Arop-Sissano
64. Aruamu
65. Aruek
66. Aruop
67. Asaro'o
68. Asas
69. Askopan
70. Atemble
71. Au
72. 'Auhelawa
73. Auwe
74. Avau
75. Awa
76. Awad Bing
77. Awar
78. Awara
79. Awiyaana
80. Awtuw
81. Awun
82. Ayi
83. Bagupi
84. Bahinemo
85. Baibai
86. Baimak
87. Baluan-Pam
88. Bamu
89. Banaro
90. Bannoni
91. Barai
92. Baramu
93. Bargam
94. Bariai
95. Bariji
96. Barok
97. Baruga
98. Baruya
99. Bau
100. Bauwaki
101. Beami
102. Bebeli
103. Beli
104. Benabena
105. Bepour
106. Berinomo
107. Biangai
108. Biem
109. Bikaru
110. Bilakura
111. Bilbil
112. Bilur
113. Bimin
114. Bina
115. Binahari
116. Binandere
117. Bine
118. Binumarien
119. Bipi
120. Bisis
121. Bisorio
122. Bitur
123. Biwat
124. Biyom
125. Blafe
126. Bo
127. Bogaya
128. Boikin
129. Bola
130. Bongu
131. Bonkiman
132. Borong
133. Boselewa
134. Bosmun
135. Bo-Ung
136. Bragat
137. Brem
138. Breri
139. Buang, Mangga
140. Buang, Mapos
141. Budibud
142. Bugawac
143. Buhutu
144. Bukiyip
145. Bulgebi
146. Bulu
147. Bun
148. Buna
149. Bunama
150. Bungain
151. Burui
152. Burum-Mindik
153. Bwaidoka
154. Bwanabwana
155. Chambri
156. Changriwa
157. Chenapian
158. Chuave
159. Daantanai'
160. Dadibi
161. Daga
162. Dambi
163. Danaru
164. Dano
165. Daonda
166. Dawawa
167. Dedua
168. Degenan
169. Dera
170. Dia
171. Dibiyaso
172. Dima
173. Dimir
174. Diodio
175. Dobu
176. Doga
177. Doghoro
178. Dom
179. Domu
180. Domung
181. Doromu-Koki
182. Doso
183. Duau
184. Duduela
185. Dumpu
186. Dumun
187. Duna
188. Duwet
189. Edolo
190. Eitiep
191. Elepi
192. Elkei
193. Elu
194. Enga
195. English
196. Erave
197. Ere
198. Ese
199. Ewage-Notu
200. Faita
201. Faiwol
202. Fas
203. Fasu
204. Fembe
205. Finongan
206. Fiwaga
207. Foi
208. Foia Foia
209. Folopa
210. Forak
211. Fore
212. Fuyug
213. Gabutamon
214. Gadsup
215. Gaikundi
216. Gaina
217. Gal
218. Galeya
219. Ganglau
220. Gants
221. Gapapaiwa
222. Garus
223. Gedaged
224. Gende
225. Ghayavi
226. Gimi
227. Gimi
228. Ginuman
229. Girawa
230. Gitua
231. Gizrra
232. Gnau
233. Gobasi
234. Gogodala
235. Golin
236. Gorakor
237. Gorovu
238. Guhu-Samane
239. Gumalu
240. Gumawana
241. Guntai
242. Guramalum
243. Guriaso
244. Gusan
245. Guya
246. Gwahatike
247. Gweda
248. Hahon
249. Haigwai
250. Hakö
251. Halia
252. Hamtai
253. Hanga Hundi
254. Haruai
255. Hermit
256. Hewa
257. Heyo
258. Hoia Hoia
259. Hote
260. Hoyahoya
261. Hula
262. Huli
263. Humene
264. Hunjara-Kaina Ke
265. Iamalele
266. Iatmul
267. Idi
268. Iduna
269. Igana
270. Ikobi-Mena
271. Imbongu
272. Imonda
273. Inapang
274. Inoke-Yate
275. Ipiko
276. Ipili
277. Isabi
278. Isaka
279. Isebe
280. Iteri
281. Iwal
282. Iwam
283. Iwam, Sepik
284. Iyo
285. Jilim
286. Juwal
287. Kaiep
288. Kairak
289. Kairiru
290. Kakabai
291. Kaki Ae
292. Kalam
293. Kalou
294. Kaluli
295. Kamano
296. Kamasa
297. Kamasau
298. Kambaira
299. Kamula
300. Kanasi
301. Kandas
302. Kandawo
303. Kanggape
304. Kaniet
305. Kaningra
306. Kaninuwa
307. Kanite
308. Kapin
309. Kapriman
310. Kara
311. Karami
312. Karawa
313. Kare
314. Karkar-Yuri
315. Karnai
316. Karore
317. Kasua
318. Kâte
319. Kaulong
320. Kawacha
321. Kayan
322. Keapara
323. Kein
324. Kela
325. Kele
326. Kenati
327. Keoru-Ahia
328. Kerewo
329. Kesawai
330. Kewa, East
331. Kewa, West
332. Keyagana
333. Khehek
334. Kibiri
335. Kilivila
336. Kilmeri
337. Kinalakna
338. Kire
339. Kis
340. Kiwai, Northeast
341. Kiwai, Southern
342. Kobol
343. Kobon
344. Koiali, Mountain
345. Koiari, Grass
346. Koitabu
347. Koiwat
348. Kol
349. Kolom
350. Koluwawa
351. Komba
352. Kombio
353. Kominimung
354. Konai
355. Konomala
356. Kopar
357. Korafe-Yegha
358. Korak
359. Koro
360. Koromira
361. Kosena
362. Kovai
363. Kove
364. Kowaki
365. Kuanua
366. Kube
367. Kubo
368. Kumalu
369. Kuman
370. Kumukio
371. Kuni
372. Kuni-Boazi
373. Kunimaipa
374. Kunja
375. Kuot
376. Kurti
377. Kwanga
378. Kwato
379. Kwoma
380. Kwomtari
381. Kyaka
382. Kyenele
383. Label
384. Labu
385. Laeko-Libuat
386. Lala
387. Lamogai
388. Langam
389. Laua
390. Lavatbura-Lamusong
391. Lawunuia
392. Leipon
393. Lele
394. Lembena
395. Lemio
396. Lenkau
397. Lesing-Gelimi
398. Lihir
399. Likum
400. Lilau
401. Loniu
402. Lote
403. Lou
404. Lusi
405. Ma
406. Madak
407. Madi
408. Magori
409. Maia
410. Maiadomu
411. Maiani
412. Mailu
413. Maisin
414. Maiwa
415. Maiwala
416. Makayam
417. Makolkol
418. Mala
419. Malalamai
420. Malas
421. Malasanga
422. Male
423. Maleu-Kilenge
424. Mali
425. Malinguat
426. Malol
427. Mamaa
428. Mamusi
429. Manam
430. Manambu
431. Mandara
432. Manem
433. Mangseng
434. Mape
435. Mapena
436. Maramba
437. Marangis
438. Mari
439. Mari
440. Maria
441. Marik
442. Maring
443. Matepi
444. Mato
445. Matukar
446. Mauwake
447. Mawak
448. Mawan
449. Mbore
450. Mbula
451. Medebur
452. Mehek
453. Mekeo
454. Mekmek
455. Melpa
456. Mende
457. Mengen
458. Menya
459. Meramera
460. Mesem
461. Mian
462. Miani
463. Migabac
464. Minanibai
465. Minaveha
466. Mindiri
467. Minidien
468. Minigir
469. Misima-Paneati
470. Miu
471. Moere
472. Moikodi
473. Mokerang
474. Molima
475. Momare
476. Mondropolon
477. Mongol
478. Monumbo
479. Morawa
480. Moresada
481. Morigi
482. Mosimo
483. Motu
484. Motu, Hiri
485. Mouk-Aria
486. Mubami
487. Muduapa
488. Mufian
489. Mulaha
490. Mum
491. Mungkip
492. Munit
493. Muratayak
494. Murik
495. Murupi
496. Musak
497. Musar
498. Musom
499. Mussau-Emira
500. Mutu
501. Muyuw
502. Mwatebu
503. Naasioi
504. Nabak
505. Nabi
506. Nafi
507. Nai
508. Nakama
509. Nakanai
510. Nake
511. Nakwi
512. Nali
513. Nalik
514. Nama
515. Namat
516. Nambo
517. Namia
518. Namiae
519. Namo
520. Nankina
521. Nanubae
522. Narak
523. Nauna
524. Nawaru
525. Nehan
526. Nek
527. Nekgini
528. Neko
529. Neme
530. Nen
531. Nend
532. Nete
533. Ngaing
534. Ngala
535. Ngalum
536. Nii
537. Niksek
538. Nimi
539. Nimo
540. Nimoa
541. Ningera
542. Ninggerum
543. Ningil
544. Nobonob
545. Nomane
546. Nomu
547. Notsi
548. Nuk
549. Nukna
550. Nukumanu
551. Nukuria
552. Numanggang
553. Numbami
554. Nyindrou
555. Odiai
556. Odoodee
557. Ogea
558. Oksapmin
559. Olo
560. Omati
561. Ömie
562. One, Inebu
563. One, Kabore
564. One, Kwamtim
565. One, Molmo
566. One, Northern
567. One, Southern
568. Onjob
569. Ono
570. Onobasulu
571. Ontenu
572. Opao
573. Orokaiva
574. Orokolo
575. Ouma
576. Ounge
577. Owenia
578. Owiniga
579. Oya'oya
580. Pagi
581. Pahi
582. Pak-Tong
583. Pal
584. Pamosu
585. Panim
586. Papapana
587. Papi
588. Papitalai
589. Parawen
590. Pare
591. Pasi
592. Patep
593. Patpatar
594. Pawaia
595. Paynamar
596. Pei
597. Pele-Ata
598. Penchal
599. Petats
600. Piame
601. Pinai-Hagahai
602. Piu
603. Ponam
604. Pouye
605. Puari
606. Pulabu
607. Purari
608. Pyu
609. Qaqet
610. Ramoaaina
611. Ramopa
612. Rao
613. Rapoisi
614. Rapting
615. Rawa
616. Rawo
617. Rema
618. Rempi
619. Rerau
620. Romkun
621. Ronji
622. Rotokas
623. Rumu
624. Saep
625. Safeyoka
626. Sakam
627. Saliba
628. Salt-Yui
629. Sam
630. Samberigi
631. Samo
632. Samosa
633. Saniyo-Hiyewe
634. Saposa
635. Sarasira
636. Saruga
637. Sauk
638. Sausi
639. Seimat
640. Selepet
641. Sene
642. Sengo
643. Sengseng
644. Sepa
645. Sepen
646. Sera
647. Seta
648. Setaman
649. Seti
650. Sewa Bay
651. Sialum
652. Siane
653. Siar-Lak
654. Siawi
655. Sibe
656. Sihan
657. Sileibi
658. Siliput
659. Silopi
660. Simbali
661. Simbari
662. Simeku
663. Sinagen
664. Sinasina
665. Sinaugoro
666. Sinsauru
667. Sio
668. Siroi
669. Sissano
670. Siwai
671. Solong
672. Solos
673. Som
674. Sonia
675. Sop
676. Sori-Harengan
677. Sowanda
678. Suarmin
679. Suau
680. Sudest
681. Suena
682. Suganga
683. Suki
684. Sukurum
685. Sulka
686. Sumariup
687. Sumau
688. Sursurunga
689. Susuami
690. Tabo
691. Tabriak
692. Tai
693. Taiap
694. Tainae
695. Tairora, North
696. Tairora, South
697. Tairuma
698. Takia
699. Takuu
700. Tami
701. Tangga
702. Tanggu
703. Tanguat
704. Tapei
705. Tauade
706. Taulil
707. Taupota
708. Tauya
709. Tawala
710. Telefol
711. Tenis
712. Teop
713. Terebu
714. Terei
715. Tiang
716. Tifal
717. Tigak
718. Timbe
719. Tinputz
720. Titan
721. Toaripi
722. Tobo
723. Tok Pisin
724. Tokano
725. Tomoip
726. Torau
727. Torricelli
728. Toura
729. Tulu-Bohuai
730. Tuma-Irumu
731. Tumleo
732. Tungag
733. Turaka
734. Turumsa
735. Tuwari
736. Uare
737. Ubir
738. Ufim
739. Uisai
740. Ukuriguma
741. Ulau-Suain
742. Umanakaina
743. Umbu-Ungu
744. Umeda
745. Uneapa
746. Unserdeutsch
747. Ura
748. Urapmin
749. Urat
750. Uri
751. Urigina
752. Urim
753. Urimo
754. Uruava
755. Usan
756. Usarufa
757. Utarmbung
758. Utu
759. Uya
760. Valman
761. Vanimo
762. Vehes
763. Wab
764. Waboda
765. Wadaginam
766. Wa'ema
767. Waffa
768. Wagawaga
769. Wagi
770. Wahgi
771. Wahgi, North
772. Waima
773. Walio
774. Wamas
775. Wampar
776. Wampur
777. Wanambre
778. Wanap
779. Wantoat
780. Wára
781. Warapu
782. Waris
783. Waruna
784. Wasembo
785. Waskia
786. Watakataui
787. Watut, Middle
788. Watut, North
789. Watut, South
790. Wedau
791. Weliki
792. Weredai
793. Weri
794. Wiarumus
795. Wipi
796. Wiru
797. Wogamusin
798. Wogeo
799. Wom
800. Wutung
801. Wuvulu-Aua
802. Yabem
803. Yaben
804. Yabong
805. Yagaria
806. Yagomi
807. Yagwoia
808. Yahang
809. Yakaikeke
810. Yakamul
811. Yale
812. Yamap
813. Yambes
814. Yangulam
815. Yangum Dey
816. Yangum Gel
817. Yangum Mon
818. Yapunda
819. Yarawata
820. Yareba
821. Yau
822. Yau
823. Yaul
824. Yaweyuha
825. Yawiyo
826. Yekora
827. Yele
828. Yelogu
829. Yerakai
830. Yessan-Mayo
831. Yetfa
832. Yil
833. Yimas
834. Yis
835. Yoba
836. Yoidik
837. Yonggom
838. Yopno
839. Zenag
840. Zia
841. Zimakani
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