Bauwaki
RegionPapua New Guinea
Native speakers
520 (2000 census)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
Dialects
  • Bauwaki
  • O'oku
Language codes
ISO 639-3bwk
Glottologbauw1241

Bauwaki (Bawaki) is a Papuan language of New Guinea, sometimes classified as a member of the Mailuan family. It is 70% lexically similar to Abia of the Yareban family. Dutton (1971) proposed it to be a 'bridge' between the Mailuan and Yareban language families.[1] O'oku, either a dialect or a closely related language, is similarly lexically 60% Yareban.

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