Hewa language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionSepik River basin
Native speakers
(2,200 cited 1986)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ham

Hewa, also known as Sisimin and Lagaip, is spoken by the Hewa people. It is a Sepik language of northern Papua New Guinea. It is spoken in Lagaip Rural LLG of Enga Province, and also in Hela Province and Telefomin Rural LLG of Sandaun Province.[3]


  1. ^ Hewa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Hewa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ 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.