Bumbita language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region East Sepik Province
Ethnicity 8,680
Native speakers
4,300  (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aon
Glottolog bumb1241[2]

Bumbita (But Arapesh) is an Arapesh language (Torricelli) of Papua New Guinea spoken mainly by older adults, unlike other Arapesh languages. Dialects are Bonahoi, Urita, Timingir, Weril, Werir.


  1. ^ Bumbita at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bumbita Arapesh". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.