Were language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
Native speakers
490 (2000 census)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
  • Fly River (Anim)
    • Tirio
      • Tirio–Bitur–Were
        • Were
Language codes
ISO 639-3wei

Were (Weredai), or Kiunum, is a Papuan language spoken in Dewara village (8°22′27″S 142°27′23″E / 8.374194°S 142.45638°E / -8.374194; 142.45638 (Dewala)), Gogodala Rural LLG, Western Province, Papua New Guinea.[3][4]


  1. ^ Were at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Were". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Papua New Guinea languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  4. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.