Western Dani language

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Western Dani
Region Highlands of Irian Jaya
Ethnicity Lani
Native speakers
180,000  (1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dnw
Glottolog west2594[2]

Western Dani, or Laani, is the most populous Papuan language in Indonesian New Guinea. The Swart Valley tribes are called Oeringoep and Timorini in literature from the 1920s, but those names are no longer used.


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