RegionPapua, Indonesia
Native speakers
1,800 (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3wbw

Woi (Wooi) is a Malayo-Polynesian language of Papua, Indonesia mainly spoken in the villages of Wooi and Woinap on Yapen Island and the village of Yenuari on Moisnum Island.[2]


  1. ^ Woi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Sawaki (2016), p. 2

Further reading

  • Anceaux, J. C. (1961). The Linguistic Situation in the Islands of Yapen, Kurudu, Nau and Miosnum, New Guinea (PDF). ’s-Gravenhage: Martinus Nijhoff.
  • Sawaki, Yusuf Willem (2016). A Grammar of Wooi: An Austronesian Language of Yapen Island, Western New Guinea (PhD thesis). Australian National University. doi:10.25911/5d6c3fd1c9f50. hdl:1885/136851.