Tairuma
Uaripi
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionGulf Province
Native speakers
4,500 (2004)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
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Language codes
ISO 639-3uar
Glottologtair1256

Tairuma, also known as Uaripi after its location, is a Trans–New Guinea language spoken in Uaripi (07°57′00″S 145°44′06″E / 7.95000°S 145.73500°E / -7.95000; 145.73500 (Uaripi)) in Central Kerema Rural LLG, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea.[2]

A grammar of Tairuma was written by Ikamu and Jo in 2014.[3]

References

  1. ^ Tairuma at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.
  3. ^ Ikamu, Gabriel and Joong-Hwan Jo. 2014. Tentative grammar description for the Tairuma language. Manuscript.