Kowiai language

South Bomberai
Native to Indonesia
Region New Guinea
Native speakers
600 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kwh
Glottolog kowi1239[2]

Kowiai (Kuiwai) is a divergent Austronesian language of the Bomberai Peninsula in New Guinea.


  1. Kowiai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kowiai". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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