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Cenderawasih languages

Cenderawasih Bay
West New Guinea
Cenderawasih Bay, New Guinea
Linguistic classificationAustronesian

The Cenderawasih languages, approximately synonymous with West New Guinea languages, are a branch of Austronesian languages of Indonesia, found in the islands and shoreline of Cenderawasih Bay in the provinces of West Papua and Papua.

Most of the languages are only known from short word lists, but Biak is fairly well attested.



  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Cenderawasih Bay". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.