RegionIndonesian Papua
Native speakers
5 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3wor
Lang Status 20-CR.png
Woria is classified as Critically Endangered by the UNESCO
Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
Approximate location where Woria is spoken
Approximate location where Woria is spoken
Coordinates: 2°22′48″S 136°31′08″E / 2.37997°S 136.519°E / -2.37997; 136.519

Woria is a nearly extinct Papuan language of the Indonesian province of Papua, on the eastern shore of Cenderawasih Bay. It is spoken in Botawa village, Waropen Regency, where the Lakes Plain language Saponi was also spoken.[2]

Woria is lexically similar to the East Geelvink Bay languages and presumably belongs in that family, but is too poorly attested to be sure.

Paradisec's open access collection from Bert Voorhoeve includes Woira language materials


  1. ^ Woria 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.