Waima language

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Region Eastern New Guinea
Native speakers
15,000 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 rro
Glottolog waim1251[2]

The Waima language (sometimes known as Roro, though this is strictly the name of one dialect of Waima) is a Nuclear West Central Papuan Tip language of the Oceanic group of Malayo-Polynesian languages, spoken in Papua New Guinea by 15,000 people. The three dialects, Waima, Roro, and Paitana, are very close.[3]


  1. ^ Waima at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Waima". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ http://www.ethnologue.com/language/rro