Rossel New Testament / NMÎ MÎ U KÓPU DYUU (YLE) / Papua New Guinea / PNG

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Rossel New Testament


Papua New Guinea



  • Paperback: 520 pages
  • Publisher: Digital Bible Society (August 9, 2017) / Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • Language: Yele
  • ISBN-10: 1531307256
  • ISBN-13: 978-1531307257
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds


John 3:16 Njon

Dyámê mbêmê tpémi yi nuu ghi dmi Chóó Lémi nódo dnyinté daa tóó, wod:oo chóó Tp:oo mu ngmidi nmo a kpo, mu kópu u dîy:o n:ii u kwo adî kêlîmî, daawa dyênê, u nuw:o kamî ngê wa pyódu, ghê kamî wamyedê pyw:oo, ghéni n:ii chedê ngê daawa pyódu.


The Yele language, or Yélî Dnye, is the language of Rossel island, the easternmost island in the Louisiade Archipelago off the eastern tip of Papua New Guinea. There were some 4,000 speakers in 1998, comprising the entire ethnic population. For now it is best considered unclassified. It has been classified as a tentative language isolate that may turn out to be related to the Anêm and Ata language isolates of New Britain (in a tentative Yele – West New Britain family), and alternatively as closest to Sudest in the Papuan Tip languages of the Oceanic family. Typologically it is more similar to the Oceanic languages of southern New Guinea than to the isolates of New Britain.


Yélî Dnye
Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Louisiade Archipelago
Native speakers
3,800 (1998)
Unclassified (for now)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yle
Glottolog yele1255

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