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Walio Languages

Sepik River basin, Papua New Guinea
Linguistic classification: Sepik
  • Walio
Glottolog: wali1264[1]

The Walio languages are a small family of clearly related languages,

Walio, Pei, Yawiyo, and Tuwari,

though they are not close: Walio and Yawiyo have only a 12% lexical similarity.[2] They are frequently classified among the Sepik languages of northern Papua New Guinea, though Glottolog leaves them out.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Walio". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Walio languages reference at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)

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