Rawo language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionSandaun Province
Native speakers
640 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3rwa
Coordinates: 2°49′57″S 141°37′27″E / 2.832437°S 141.624155°E / -2.832437; 141.624155 (Laitre C/M)

Rawo is a Papuan language in the Skou family, spoken on the north coast of Papua New Guinea in the vicinity of the village of Leitre (Laitre) (2°49′57″S 141°37′27″E / 2.832437°S 141.624155°E / -2.832437; 141.624155 (Laitre C/M)) in Bewani-Wutung Onei Rural LLG, Sandaun Province.[2][3]

The language of Leitre itself is more closely related to Vanimo. Although Rawo and Leitre are both in the Skou family, they are in different branches of the family.


  1. ^ Rawo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Papua New Guinea languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  3. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.