Gwahatike language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
1,600  (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dah
Glottolog gwah1244[2]

Gwahatike (also called Dahating or Gwatike) is a language generally classified in the Warup branch of the Finisterre family of Finisterre–Huon languages.[3] As of 2003, it was spoken by 1570 people in Papua New Guinea.[3] It is spoken in several villages located south of Saidor.[4]


  1. ^ Gwahatike at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Gwahatike". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ a b Paul M. Lewis (2009). Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16 ed.). Dallas: SIL International. ISBN 1-55671-216-2. 
  4. ^ "The Dahating Language". Pacific Linguistics (Australian National University) (23): 53. 1970.