Kaptiau language

Native to Indonesia
Region Papua
Native speakers
230 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kbi
Glottolog kapt1235[2]

Kaptiau (Kapitiauw) is an Austronesian language spoken on the eastern north coast of Papua province, Indonesia.

See Sarmi languages for a comparison with related languages.


  1. Kaptiau at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kaptiau". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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