|Region||Western New Guinea|
The Abawiri language, Foau, also known as Doa, is a Lakes Plain language of Papua, Indonesia. Clouse tentatively included Abawiri and neighboring Taburta in an East Lakes Plain subgroup of the Lakes Plain family; due to the minimal data that was available on the languages at that time. With more data, the connection looks more secure.
Like other Lakes Plain languages, Abawiri is notable for being heavily tonal and for its lack of nasal consonants: there are no nasal or nasalized consonants or vowels, even allophonically.
|Plosive||voiceless||t||tʷ ⟨tw⟩||k||kʷ ⟨kw⟩|
|voiced||b||bʷ ⟨bw⟩||d||dʷ ⟨dw⟩||dʒ ⟨j⟩||dʒʷ ⟨jw⟩||g||gʷ ⟨gw⟩|
|Fricative||f||fʷ ⟨fw⟩||s||sʷ ⟨sw⟩|
|High||i y ⟨yu⟩||u|