Fas language

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RegionPapua New Guinea
Native speakers
2,500 (2000 census)[1]
  • Fas
Language codes
ISO 639-3fqs

Fas (a.k.a. Momu, Bembi) is the eponymous language of the small Fas language family of Papua New Guinea.

Fas was once mistakenly placed in the Kwomtari family, confusing their classification. Its only demonstrated relative is actually Baibai, with which it is 40% cognate. See Fas languages for details.


  1. ^ Fas at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Fas". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Baron, Wietze (1983a). "Cases of counter-feeding in Fas". Language and Linguistics in Melanesia (formerly Kivung). 14: 138–149. OCLC 9188672.
  • Blake, Fiona. 2007. 'Spatial reference in Momu'. Posted at [1]

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