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Makolkol is a possible Papuan language formerly spoken on the Gazelle Peninsula of East New Britain Province on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Stebbins (2010) reports it is unattested.[4] Palmer (2018) treats it as unclassified.[5]

(not confirmed)
RegionNew Britain
Extinct7 cited 1988;[1] apparently extinct by 2003[2]
Baining or unclassified
  • Makolkol
Language codes
ISO 639-3zmh


  1. ^ Makolkol language at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ Makolkol at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Makolkol". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Dunn, Michael. 2012. Systematic typological comparison as a tool for investigating language history.
  5. ^ Palmer, Bill (2018). "Language families of the New Guinea Area". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 1–20. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.