Nawaru language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionOro Province
Native speakers
(190 cited 1990)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
Language codes
ISO 639-3nwr

Nawaru, or Sirio, is a Papuan language. It is spoken in the village of Sibia (9°26′14″S 148°18′03″E / 9.437132°S 148.30083°E / -9.437132; 148.30083 (Sibia)) in Namudi ward, Safia Rural LLG, Ijivitari District, Oro Province, in the "tail" of Papua New Guinea.[3][4]

Nawaru is described by Ethnologue as "very similar" to Yareba.[1]


  1. ^ a b Nawaru at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nawaru". 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.
  4. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.