West Kutubuan
Namo Me
RegionNew Guinea
Native speakers
(1,200 cited 1981)[1]
(750 Fasu, 300 Namuni, 150 Some)
Papuan Gulf ?
  • Some
  • Kaibu (Kaipu)
  • Namome (Namumi, Namuni)
Language codes
ISO 639-3faa
Map: The Fasu language of New Guinea
  The Fasu language
  Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages

Fasu, also known as Namo Me, is one of the Kutubuan languages of New Guinea.


Wurm and Hattori (1981) considered its three principal dialects, Fasu, Some and Namumi, to be three languages, which they called the West Kutubuan family. However, Glottolog and Usher consider Fasu to be a single language.


Fasu is not particularly close to the two East Kutubuan languages, though Usher reconfirms a connection.

Although Fasu has proto-TNG vocabulary, Malcolm Ross considers its traditional inclusion in TNG to be somewhat questionable. Other researchers agree.

Further reading


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