Kovojap, Kvolyab, Kopoyap
RegionPapua Province, Indonesia
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Kovojab (Kovojap, Kvolyab, Kopoyap) is a Bayono–Awbono language spoken in the highlands of Papua Province, Indonesia.

All that is known of Kovojab is a few hundred words recorded in Wilbrink (2004).[1] The Kovojab word list in Wilbrink (2004) was originally recorded by Peter Jan de Vries.


Ethnologue gives the name Kvolyab as an alternative name for Awbono.[2] However, Glottolog classifies Kovojab with Bayono rather than with Awbono.

The name Kopoyap is given by Hischier (2006).[3]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Indonesia languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  3. ^ Hischier, Phyllis (2006). Exploration of the Remote Kopayap and Urajin Areas in West Papua, Indonesia: A First Contact in Kopayap and Urajin. Manuscript.