West Arawe language

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West Arawe
Region West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
(10,800 cited 1981–2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
apo – Apalik (Ambul)
gip – Gimi (Loko)
mwg – Aiklep
aaw – Solong (Arowe)
Glottolog west2530[2]

West Arawe is an Austronesian dialect chain of West New Britain, Papua New Guinea. The principal varieties are Apalik, Gimi, Aiklep, and Arawe proper (Solong).


  1. ^ Apalik (Ambul) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Gimi (Loko) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Aiklep at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Solong (Arowe) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "West Arawe". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.