Pyu language (Papuan)

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region near Indonesian border
Native speakers
100 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pby
Glottolog pyuu1245[2]

Pyu is a language isolate spoken in Papua New Guinea. It has been suggested that Pyu belongs to the Kwomtari–Baibai family, but the evidence has never been published. (See Kwomtari–Baibai.) As of 2000, the language had about 100 speakers.


  1. Pyu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Pyu". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>