Native toIndonesia
RegionDoufo District, Puncak Regency, Papua
Native speakers
(250 cited 1982)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3kiy

Kirikiri (Kirira), or Faia (after its two dialects), is a Lakes Plain language of Irian Jaya, Indonesia. It is spoken in Dofu Wahuka and Paniai villages.[2]


Kirikiri does not have many consonant phonemes, but there are many consonant allophones, as in:[3]: 533 

Kirikiri, like Doutai, has the fricativized high vowels and . There are 7 vowels:[3]

i u
e o


  1. ^ Kirikiri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Indonesia languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  3. ^ a b Foley, William A. (2018). "The languages of Northwest 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. 433–568. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.