Dusner language

Native to West Papua, Indonesia
Region Cenderawasih Bay
Native speakers
3 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dsn
Glottolog dusn1237[2]

Dusner is a language spoken in the village of Dusner in the province of Papua, Indonesia. Dusner is highly endangered, and has been reported to have just three remaining speakers.[1][3]

In 2011, researchers from Oxford University's Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics began a project to document the vocabulary and grammar of the language, in collaboration with UNIPA (State University of Papua) and UNCEN (Cenderawasih University, Papua).[4][5]


  1. 1 2 Malvern, Jack (21 April 2011). "Last few speakers of Indonesian language Dusner nearly wiped out by flood, volcano". The Australian. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Dusner". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. "April 21, 2011: articles on the Dusner language, spoken by 3 last speakers. « Sorosoro". SOROSORO: So the languages of the world may live on!. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  4. Richard Alleyne (2011-04-21). "Oxford University mission to save a language spoken by three people". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  5. "Multimodal language documentation for Dusner, an endangered language of Papua". University of Oxford, Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics. Retrieved 2013-02-08.

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