Saweru language

Not to be confused with Yapen languages.
Sarwar Use
Native to Indonesia
Region Cenderawasih Bay
Native speakers
(300 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 swr
Glottolog sawe1240[2]

Saweru closely related to Yawa of central Yapen Island in Geelvink (Cenderawasih) Bay, Indonesia, of which it is sometimes considered a dialect. It is spoken on Serui Island just offshore.


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

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