|Region||Highlands of Irian Jaya|
|(30,000 cited 1988–1999)|
Yali (Yaly, Jalè, Jaly) is a Papuan language of Indonesian New Guinea. The Yali people live east of the Baliem Valley, in the Western Highlands.
Dialectical differentiation is great enough that Ethnologue assigns separate codes to three varieties:
However, almost nothing is known of this language. Not even the pronouns were attested for Ross (2005) to base a classification on.
Siegfried Zoellner, a German missionary, has between 1960 and 1973 translated the bible into the Yali language.
The phonology of the Yali language:
A /ɡ/ sound at the end of words is pronounced /ʁ/.
The following is a list of basic words and phrases in the Yali language:
Personal pronouns of the Yali language