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Selected languages: Abau
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Sepik > Abau
The languages has 14 segments
Frequency index: N/A
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Comments: Abau is the main language spoken in the Green River census division of Sandaun (West Sepik) Province, Papua New Guinea. There are over 7000 speakers of this language, living in approximately 25 villages along the Sepik River and some of its tributaries; a long area stretching from immediately west of Yellow River to just west of the border with the Indonesian province of (West) Papua.
Sources: Lock , Arjen (2007) PHONOLOGY ESSENTIALS ABAU LANGUAGE. SIL International Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea http://www-01.sil.org/pacific/png/pubs/0000544/Abau_phonology.pdf?_ga=GA1.2.1879114187.1487320943