Nisa-Anasi language

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Region Indonesian Papua
Native speakers
(2,500 cited 1987–1993)[1]
  • Anasi
  • Nisa
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
bpo – Anasi
njs – Nisa
Glottolog nisa1239[2]

Nisa and Anasi, also known as Bapu, are dialects of a Papuan language of the Indonesian province of Papua, on the eastern shore of Cenderawasih Bay. Language use is vigorous.

Nisa-Anasi is lexically similar to the East Geelvink Bay languages and presumably belongs in that family.


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