Bumbita language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region East Sepik Province
Ethnicity spoken by 40–50% (2003?)[1]
Native speakers
4,300 (2003)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aon
Glottolog bumb1241[3]

Bumbita (But Arapesh) is an Arapesh language (Torricelli) of Papua New Guinea spoken mainly by older adults, unlike other Arapesh languages. Dialects are Bonahoi, Urita, Timingir, Weril, Werir.


  1. ^ Bumbita language at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ Bumbita at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Bumbita Arapesh". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.