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Faiwol language

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RegionWestern Province, Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
(4,500 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3fai – inclusive code
Individual code:
stm – Setaman
Glottologfaiw1243  Faiwol
seta1246  Setaman

Faiwol is one of the Ok languages of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken at the headwaters of the Fly, Palmer, and Murray rivers in Western Province.[3] There are numerous dialects, including Faiwol proper, Angkiyak, Wopkei, Setaman, Selbang,[4] Dimtikin,[5] and Kauwol[6] on the Indonesian border.


  1. ^ Faiwol at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Setaman at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Endangered Languages Project data for Setaman.
  3. ^ Steer, Martin (September 2005). "LANGUAGES OF THE UPPER SEPIK AND CENTRAL NEW GUINEA" (PDF). Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  4. ^ Selbang Dialect
  5. ^ Dimtikin Dialect
  6. ^ Kauwol Dialect