Busa language (Papuan)

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Sandaun Province, Amanab District, north of Upper Sepik River, west of Namia. 3 villages. Yare is north and east, Abau is south and west, Biaka is northwest.
Coordinates 3°49′S 141°20′E / 3.817°S 141.333°E / -3.817; 141.333
Native speakers
240 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bhf
Glottolog odia1239[2]

The Busa language, also known as Odiai (Uriai), is a language isolate in northwestern Papua New Guinea. There were 244 speakers at the time of the 2000 census.


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