Yawa language

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Yawa
Native toIndonesia
RegionCenderawasih Bay
Native speakers
10,000 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3yva
Glottolognucl1454[2]

Yawa (Yava) is the Papuan language of central Yapen Island in Geelvink (Cenderawasih) Bay, Indonesia. Alternative names are Iau (not the same as Iau language), Mantembu, Mora, Turu, and Yapanani.

Phonology[edit]

Consonants:[3]

p t k
b d ɟ
s ʃ
m n ɲ
r
w j

Vowels:[3]

i u
e o
a

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yawa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yawa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Foley, William A. (2018). "The languages of Northwest New Guinea". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 433–568. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.