Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionMorobe Province
EthnicityEthnic population: 160 (2000 census)[1]
Native speakers
12 (2000)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
Language codes
ISO 639-3kcb
Kawacha is classified as Critically Endangered by the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
Coordinates: 7°02′48″S 146°09′09″E / 7.046688°S 146.152479°E / -7.046688; 146.152479 (Katsiong)

Kawatsa is a nearly extinct Angan language of Papua New Guinea. According to one source, an estimated 12 people are believed to speak the language.[1] It is spoken in Katsiong village (7°02′48″S 146°09′09″E / 7.046688°S 146.152479°E / -7.046688; 146.152479 (Katsiong)), Tsewi ward, Kome Rural LLG.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d Kawatsa at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon
  2. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.