RegionJayawijaya Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia: Modera River area
Native speakers
100 (1999)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3awh

Awbono is a Papuan language spoken in the highlands of Papua Province, Indonesia. All that is known of Awbono is a few hundred words recorded in first-contact situations recorded in Wilbrink (2004)[2] and Hischier (2006).[3]

An Awbono word list from Jacky Menanti is published in Wilbrink (2004).[2]

Densar, which is poorly attested, may be closely related.[4]


  1. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Indonesia languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  2. ^ a b Wilbrink, Ans (2004). The Kopkaka of Papua: Provisional notes on their language, its language affiliation and on the Kopkaka culture. MA thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
  3. ^ Hischier, Phyllis (2006). Exploration of the Remote Kopayap and Urajin Areas in West Papua, Indonesia: A First Contact in Kopayap and Urajin. Manuscript.
  4. ^ Wilbrink, Ans 2004 in Glottolog 4.1