Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionEast Sepik Province and Sandaun Province
Native speakers
10,000 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3kwj

Kwanga (Gawanga) is a Sepik language spoken in Gawanga Rural LLG of East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.[2][3]


There are two main dialects, and five subdialects. The 14th (2000) edition of Ethnologue classified Apos, Bongos, Wasambu, and Yubanakor as distinct languages, and assigned them the ISO codes apo, bxy, wsm, and yuo, respectively. They have since been subsumed under Kwanga.

Dialects are:


  1. ^ Kwanga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Papua New Guinea languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  3. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.