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West Arawe language

West Arawe
RegionWest New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
(10,800 cited 1981–2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
apo – Apalik (Ambul)
gip – Gimi (Loko)
mwg – Aiklep
aaw – Solong (Arowe)

West Arawe is an Austronesian dialect chain of West New Britain, Papua New Guinea. The principal varieties are Apalik, Gimi, Aiklep, and Arawe proper (Solong).


  1. ^ Apalik (Ambul) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Gimi (Loko) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Aiklep at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Solong (Arowe) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "West Arawe". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.