Awad Bing language

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Awad Bing
Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Astrolabe Bay area, Madang Province
Native speakers
1,500 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bcu
Glottolog awad1244[2]

Awad Bing, or Biliau, is an Austronesian language spoken by about 1,100 people in seven villages near Astrolabe Bay, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. Almost all speakers also use Tok Pisin as a second language. Awad Bing is also spoken by a few Ngaing for trading purposes.


  1. ^ Awad Bing at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Awad Bing". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.