Kowiai
South Bomberai
Native toIndonesia
RegionNew Guinea
Native speakers
600 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3kwh
Glottologkowi1239
ELPKowiai

Kowiai (Kuiwai) is an Austronesian language of the Bomberai Peninsula in New Guinea. According to the Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific and Asia, Kowiai is spoken in the costal regions between Arguni and Etna bay.[2]

Distribution

Locations within Kaimana Regency:[3]

References

  1. ^ Kowiai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Wurm, Stephen A.; Mühlhäusler, Peter; Tryon, Darrell T. (2011-02-11). Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific, Asia, and the Americas: Vol I: Maps. Vol II: Texts. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 978-3-11-081972-4.
  3. ^ Ronsumbre, Adolof (2020). Ensiklopedia Suku Bangsa di Provinsi Papua Barat. Yogyakarta: Penerbit Kepel Press. ISBN 978-602-356-318-0.