Waia language

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RegionNew Guinea
Native speakers
3,000 (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3knv
Waia language.svg
Map: The Waia language of New Guinea
  The Waia language (south center)
  Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages

Waia (Waya) or Tabo is a language of the proposed Trans-Fly – Bulaka River family in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea, just north of the Fly River delta. The language has also been known as Hiwi or Hibaradai.[2]


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