• Language: Waima
  • Alternate names: Roro
  • Language code: rro
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic linkage, Papuan Tip linkage, Peripheral Papuan Tip linkage, Central Papuan Oceanic, West Central Papuan linkage, Nuclear West Central Papuan linkage
  • Number of speakers: 15000
  • Script:

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    Waima is a language of Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Central Province, Bereina district, near Kairuku, Hall Sound shores, between Yule island and mainland, northwest of Port Moresby.


    Paitana, Roro, Waima. Roro and Paitana populations smaller and scattered. Lexical similarity: 45% with Kuni (See: Kuni) (most similar), 99% among all 3 dialects. All agree Waima is the main dialect.

    The Waima Verb