Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionEast Sepik Province
Native speakers
220 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ppe
Coordinates: 4°34′37″S 141°57′42″E / 4.576892°S 141.961762°E / -4.576892; 141.961762 (Paupe)

Papi (Paupe; also known Baiyamo[2]) is an alleged Sepik language spoken in East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Glottolog leaves it unclassified.[3]

It is spoken in the single village of Paupe (4°34′37″S 141°57′42″E / 4.576892°S 141.961762°E / -4.576892; 141.961762 (Paupe)) in Tunap/Hunstein Rural LLG of East Sepik Province.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b Papi at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon
  2. ^ Foley, William A. (2018). "The Languages of the Sepik-Ramu Basin and Environs". 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. 197–432. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forke, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2020). "Papi". Glottolog 4.3.
  4. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.