Bitur
Mutum
Native toPapua New Guinea
Native speakers
860 (2000 census)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
  • Fly River (Anim)
    • Tirio
      • Tirio–Bitur–Were
        • Bitur
Language codes
ISO 639-3mcc
Glottologbitu1242

Bitur (Bituri, Paswam, Mutum[2]) is Papuan language of Western Province, Papua New Guinea.

Bitur is spoken in Bisuaka (8°32′26″S 142°42′03″E / 8.540481°S 142.70092°E / -8.540481; 142.70092 (Bisuaka (Saguanso))), Kasimap (8°35′22″S 142°50′29″E / 8.589363°S 142.841446°E / -8.589363; 142.841446 (Kasimab)), Petom (8°37′28″S 142°41′19″E / 8.624387°S 142.688669°E / -8.624387; 142.688669 (Petom Hamlet)), Tewara (8°30′51″S 142°45′12″E / 8.51406°S 142.753434°E / -8.51406; 142.753434 (Tewara)), and Upiara (8°32′47″S 142°38′57″E / 8.546301°S 142.64927°E / -8.546301; 142.64927 (Upiara)) villages of Oriomo-Bituri Rural LLG.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ Bitur at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Evans, Nicholas (2018). "The languages of Southern New Guinea". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. Vol. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 641–774. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.
  3. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Papua New Guinea languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  4. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.

Further reading

  • Rogers, Phillip G. (2021). "The Phonetics of Bitur". In Lindsey, Kate L.; Schokkin, Dineke (eds.). Phonetic Fieldwork in Southern New Guinea. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication No. 24. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. pp. 108–119. hdl:10125/24996. ISBN 978-0-9979673-2-6.