Bariai
Kabana
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionNew Britain
Native speakers
1,400 (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bch
Glottologbari1286

Bariai (also known as Kabana) is an Austronesian language of New Britain.

Name

The name Bariai, literally "at the mangrove", is derived from bare "mangrove" + -eai "locative suffix". The alternative name Kabana comes from the Amara language, meaning "foreigner".

References

  1. ^ Bariai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)

Further reading