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Watut language

Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionWatut River region
Native speakers
(3,200 cited 1988–2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
una – North Watut
mpl – Middle Watut
mcy – South Watut

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.


Watut varieties and their respective locations are:[3]


  1. ^ North Watut at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Middle Watut at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    South Watut at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Watut". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Holzknecht, Susanne (1989). The Markham Languages of Papua New Guinea. Pacific Linguistics. ISBN 0-85883-394-8.

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