Awara language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Morobe Province
Native speakers
1,900 (2007 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 awx
Glottolog awar1248[2]

Awara is one of the Finisterre languages of Papua New Guinea. It is part of a dialect chain with Wantoat, but in only 60–70% lexically similar.


In Awara language has 21 letters (Aa, Ää, Bb, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Ss, Tt, Uu, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz), 3 diphthongs (Gw gw, Kw kw, Ng ng) and triphthong (Ngw ngw)


  1. ^ Awara at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Awara". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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