Saweru language

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Sarwar Use
Native toIndonesia
RegionCenderawasih Bay
Native speakers
(300 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3swr

Saweru closely related to Yawa of central Yapen Island in Geelvink (Cenderawasih) Bay, Indonesia, of which it is sometimes considered a dialect. It is spoken on Serui Island just offshore.


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