|Native to||Western New Guinea|
|Region||Jayawijaya Kabupaten, Okbibab Kecamatan, on the Sogber River|
Lepki is an unclassified Papuan language spoken in Western New Guinea, near the unclassified languages Murkim and Kembra. It is possibly a language isolate, but only a few hundred words have been recorded, in hastily collected word lists.
In 2007, on a Papuan language website, a Mark Donohue reported that,
- Murkim [and] Lepki [and] Kembra are, along with a number of other languages, unclassified groups living between the main cordillera and Mt. 6234, in the north of Papua near the PNG border (where 'near' = up to about 6 days' walk). They don't appear to be related to each other, based on wordlists, and they don't appear to show external affiliations.
Hammarström (2010) is of the opinion that the few lexical similarities with Murkim are likely to be loans, and that Lepki should probably be considered a language isolate; he did not have access to any Kembra data.
- Lepki at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lepki". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Harald Hammarström, 2010, 'The status of the least documented language families in the world'. In Language Documentation & Conservation, v 4, p 183 
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