Kwale language

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RegionRigo Inland Rural LLG, Central Province, Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
1,300 (2004)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
Language codes
ISO 639-3ksj

Uare, or Kwale, is a language of Papua New Guinea. Dialects are Garihe (Garia) and Uare proper (Kwale, Kware). It is spoken in Rigo Inland Rural LLG, Central Province, Papua New Guinea.[3]


  1. ^ Uare at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Uare". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ 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.

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