Baibai language

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Baibai
Region Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
340  (2000 census)[1]
Fas
  • Baibai
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bbf
Glottolog baib1251[2]

Baibai is one of two Fas languages of Papua New Guinea. It is the eponymous language of the spurious Baibai family, which was posited when the Fas language was mistakenly swapped for the Kwomtari language Biaka in published data. It actually has little in common with Kwomtari, but is 40% cognate with Fas. (See Fas languages for details.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baibai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Baibai". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.