Irarutu language

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Irarutu, Irahutu
Native to Indonesia
Region Bomberai Peninsula
Native speakers
unknown (4,000 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 irh
Glottolog irar1238[2]

Irarutu, Irahutu, or Kasira, is an Austronesian language of most of the interior of the Bomberai Peninsula of New Guinea.

Kuri is very close lexically, but has not been formally classified. Other than this, Irarutu is quite divergent among the Central Malayo-Polynesian languages.


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