Awtuw language

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Region Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
510 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kmn
Glottolog awtu1239[2]

Awtuw (Autu), also known as Kamnum, is spoken in Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea. It is a polysynthetic language closely related to Karawa and Pouye.

It is an endangered language, being widely replaced by Tok Pisin.


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