Kuwani language

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Region Papua
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ISO 639-3 None (mis)
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Kuwani is a poorly attested Papuan language of the Bird's Head Peninsula of New Guinea. It is attested only from a single word list, and even its exact location is unknown.[1] Smits and Voorhoeve (1998) assumed it to be equivalent to Kalabra, but there are significant lexical differences.[2]


  1. ^ Language, 1979, 55:899
  2. ^ Smits, Leo and C.L. Voorhoeve. 1998. The J. C. Anceaux collection of wordlists of Irian Jaya languages B: Non-Austronesian (Papuan) languages (Part II) Leiden/Jakarta: DSALCUL/IRIS.