Irarutu language

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Native to Indonesia
Region Bomberai Peninsula
Native speakers
(4,000 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 irh
Glottolog irar1238[2]

Irarutu, Irahutu, or Kasira, is an Austronesian language of most of the interior of the Bomberai Peninsula of New Guinea.

Kuri is very close lexically, but has not been formally classified. Other than this, Irarutu is quite divergent among the Central Malayo-Polynesian languages.


  1. ^ Irarutu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Irarutu". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.