Baibai language

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RegionSandaun Province, Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
340 (2000 census)[1]
  • Baibai
Language codes
ISO 639-3bbf

Baibai is one of two Fas languages of Amanab District, Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea. It is the eponymous language of the spurious Baibai family, which was posited when the Fas language was mistakenly swapped for the Kwomtari language Biaka in published data. It actually has little in common with Kwomtari, but is 40% cognate with Fas. (See Fas languages for details.)


Baron (2007) lists Baibai-speaking villages as Itomi, Piemi, Baibai, and Yebdibi.[3]


  1. ^ Baibai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Baibai". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Baron, Wietze (October 2007). "The Kwomtari Phylum". Retrieved 2019-09-22.