|Native to||Papua New Guinea|
|Region||Watut River region|
|(3,200 cited 1988–2012)|
Watut is a language complex of Austronesian languages spoken in northern Papua New Guinea. Dialects include Maralinan, Silisili, Unank, Maralangko, and Danggal. It is spoken in Watut Rural LLG of Morobe Province.
The Austronesian languages are a language family widely spoken throughout Maritime Southeast Asia, Madagascar and the islands of the Pacific Ocean. There are also a few speakers in continental Asia. They are spoken by about 386 million people (4.9%). This makes it the fifth-largest language family by number of speakers. Major Austronesian languages include Malay, Javanese, and Filipino (Tagalog). The family contains 1,257 languages, which is the second most of any language family.
Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea is a country in Oceania that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. It is the world's 3rd largest island country with 462,840 km2 (178,700 sq mi).
Watut Rural LLG is a local-level government (LLG) of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. The Watut language is spoken in the LLG.
Watut varieties and their respective locations are:
The family of Markham languages is a family of the Huon Gulf languages. It consists of a dozen languages spoken in the Ramu Valley, Markham Valley and associated valley systems in the lowlands of the Madang and Morobe Provinces of Papua New Guinea. Unlike almost other Western Oceanic languages of New Guinea, which are spoken exclusively in coastal areas, many Markham languages are spoken in the mountainous interior of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, where they are in heavy contact with Trans-New Guinea languages.
The Ata language, also known as Pele-Ata after its two dialects, or Wasi, is a language isolate spoken on New Britain island, Papua New Guinea. It may be related to the Anêm and Yélî Dnye isolates in a tentative Yele-West New Britain family. There are about 2000 speakers.
Adzera is an Austronesian language spoken by about 30,000 people in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.
The Susuami language is a heavily endangered Papuan language, spoken in the resettlement village of Manki along the upper Watut River, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. In 1980 it was estimated at 50 speakers, and faced competition from the several other languages spoken in the village, including distantly-related Hamtai and Angaataha, as well as the usual use of Tok Pisin with outsiders.
Bukawa is an Austronesian language of Papua New Guinea.
TirioAKAMakayam (Makaeyam) AKAAturu is Papuan language of Western Province, Papua New Guinea. The Giribam 'dialect' may be a distinct language.
Namia is a Sepik language spoken in Sandaun Province, Papua-New Guinea. It goes by various names, such as Edawapi, Lujere, Yellow River. Language use is "vigorous" (Ethnologue).
Urat is a Torricelli language spoken by a decreasing number of people in Papua New Guinea.
One is a Torricelli dialect cluster of West Wapei Rural LLG in Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea.
Bumbita is an Arapesh language (Torricelli) of Papua New Guinea spoken mainly by older adults, unlike other Arapesh languages. Dialects are Bonahoi, Urita, Timingir, Weril, Werir. It is spoken in 13 villages of Bumbita-Muhian Rural LLG, East Sepik Province.
Kawatsa is a nearly extinct Angan language of Papua New Guinea. According to one source, an estimated 12 people are believed to speak the language. It is spoken in Katsiong village, Tsewi ward, Kome Rural LLG.
Kamasa is a nearly extinct Angan language of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Katsiong village, Tsewi ward, Kome Rural LLG.
Buna is a Torricelli language of Marienberg Rural LLG, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.
Kamasau is a Torricelli language of Turubu Rural LLG, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.
Mamaa is one of the Finisterre languages of Papua New Guinea, spoken in the village of Mama in Wampar Rural LLG, Morobe Province.
Munkip (Mungkip) is a nearly extinct Finisterre languages of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Kasuka and Mungkip villages of Sintogora ward, Wain-Erap Rural LLG.
Sakam, or Kutong, is one of the Finisterre languages of Papua New Guinea. It is the most divergent of its cluster, the Uruwa languages. It is spoken in Kamdaran, Makwa, Sakam, and Tamunat villages of Dinangat ward, Yus Rural LLG, Morobe Province.
Ma, or Mebu, is one of the Finisterre languages of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Mibu and Tariknan villages of Rai Coast Rural LLG, Madang Province.
Aribwaung (Aribwaungg), also known as Yalu (Jaloc), is an Austronesian language of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in the single village of Yalu in Wampar Rural LLG.
Wampar Rural LLG is a local-level government (LLG) located in the Markham Valley of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. The Wampar language is spoken in the LLG, along with Labu, Yalu (Aribwaung), Watut, and other Markham languages.
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