RegionPapua New Guinea
EthnicityEtoro people
Native speakers
1,700[1] (2000 census)
Trans–New Guinea
Language codes
ISO 639-3etr

Edolo (Etoro) is a Papuan language of Papua New Guinea, spoken by the Etoro people. As of 2015, there were 300 monolingual speakers.[1] It is part of the Bosavi branch of the Trans–New Guinea language family.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Edolo language at Ethnologue (26th ed., 2023) Closed access icon
  2. ^ Shaw, R.D. "The Bosavi language family". In Laycock, D., Seiler, W., Bruce, L., Chlenov, M., Shaw, R.D., Holzknecht, S., Scott, G., Nekitel, O., Wurm, S.A., Goldman, L. and Fingleton, J. editors, Papers in New Guinea Linguistics No. 24. A-70:45-76. Pacific Linguistics, The Australian National University, 1986. doi:10.15144/PL-A70.45
  3. ^ Pawley, Andrew; Hammarström, Harald (2018). "The Trans New Guinea family". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. Vol. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 21–195. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.