Native toWestern New Guinea
RegionPapua: Pegunungan Bintang Regency - Teiraplu, Yetfa, and Aboy districts, west of the Sobger River
Native speakers
(530 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3lpe

Lepki is a Papuan language spoken in Western New Guinea, near its relatives Murkim and Kembra. Only a few hundred words have been recorded, in hastily collected word lists.

Øystein Lund Andersen (2007) has unpublished ethnography on the Lepki[2] that includes a word list.[3]


Lepki is a tonal language.[4]: 466 

Further reading


  1. ^ Lepki at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Glottolog 4.4 - Andersen, Øystein Lund 2007".
  3. ^ http://papuaweb.org/dlib/lap/andersen/lepki.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ 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.