Dibiyaso language

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Region Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
2,000 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dby
Glottolog dibi1240[2]

Dibiyaso a.k.a. Bainapi is an unclassified Papuan language of Papua New Guinea. It is sometimes linked to Bosavi, but the resemblances appear to be loans.[2]

There is 19% lexical cognacy with Turumsa, suggesting it may prove to be a Doso–Turumsa language.[3]


  1. ^ Dibiyaso at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ a b Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Dibiyaso". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices