This article needs additional citations for verification. (September 2014)
|about 200.000 people.|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Indonesia (Papua (province))|
|Lani language, Indonesian language|
|Related ethnic groups|
The Lani are an indigenous people in Western New Guinea, usually labelled 'Western Dani' by foreign missionaries, or grouped—inaccurately—with the Dani people who inhabit the Baliem Valley to the east.
The total population of Lani tribes in the 1980s, as reported by Douglas Hayward in his book The Dani of Irian Jaya, Before and After Conversion was around 200,000 people.