Dao language

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Not to be confused with Dao language (China).
Native to Indonesia
Region Papua
Native speakers
250 (1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 daz
Glottolog daoo1238[2]

Dao, or Maniwo, is a Papuan language spoken in the Paniai lakes region of the Indonesian province of Papua. It is close to Auye.


  1. ^ Dao at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Dao". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.