Heyo language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Sandaun Province
Native speakers
2,700 (2000 census)[1]
  • Maimai
    • Maimai proper
      • Yahang–Heyo
        • Heyo
Language codes
ISO 639-3 auk
Glottolog heyo1240[2]

Heyo a.k.a. Arinua (Arinwa, Arima) is a Torricelli language of Papua New Guinea. It is also known as Lolopani and Ruruhip; this last it shares with Yahang, which is closely related.


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