Amele (Sona)

Amele is a Trans-New Guinea language spoken in Madang Province of Papua New Guinea by about 5,300 people. It is spoken in the hills of Astrolabe Bay between the Gum and Gogol Rivers. There are three dialects, Huar, Jagahala and Haija.

Amele alphabet and pronunciation

Amele alphabet and pronunciation


Download an alphabet chart for Amele (Excel)

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Jisas maaden, “Age inondodoig odi madeiga: ‘O ege Memige, hina ijain gun biliale. Hinana cul egeca hoiale.
  2. Egena sab jecnu deel abesabesnu igigale.
  3. Ege dana age ege silail migeginanu dahinige celena. Eunu hina egena silailnu dahin celeiale. Hina ege temgecna cain ehi li migigaun,’ eiga,” aden.



  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.


Details of Amele pronunciation provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

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Information about the Amele languagesíngua_amele

Trans-New Guinea languages

Amele, Awara, Barai, Beami, Blagar, Borong, Bunak, Dadibi, Daga, Huli, Kanasi, Ketengban, Makalero, Meriam Mir, Nobonob, Sawila, Tairoa, Teiwa, Wantoat

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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