Abu’ Arapesh language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region East Sepik Province
Native speakers
2,600 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aah
Glottolog abua1245[2]

Abu’, also known as Ua (meaning 'no'), is an Arapesh language (Torricelli) of Papua New Guinea. Speakers are shifting to Tok Pisin.


  1. ^ Abu' at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Abu' Arapesh". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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