Kwanga language

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Native to Papua New Guinea
Region East Sepik and Sandaun
Native speakers
10,000 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kwj
Glottolog kwan1278[2]

Kwanga (Gawanga) is a Sepik language spoken in Papua New Guinea.


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.


  1. ^ Kwanga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kwanga (Papua New Guinea)". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.