Yaur language

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Native to Indonesia
Region Irian Jaya
Native speakers
(350 cited 1978)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 jau
Glottolog yaur1239[2]

Yaur or Jaur is a language in the putative Cenderawasih (Geelvink Bay) branch of the Austronesian family spoken in Papua provinceWestern New Guinea (Irian Jaya). It has about 300 speakers.


  1. ^ Yaur at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Yaur". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  • Moseley, Christopher and R. E. Asher, ed. Atlas of World Languages (New York: Routledge, 1994) p. 111