Karawa language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionSandaun Province
Native speakers
63 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3xrw

Karawa (Bulawa) is a language spoken in Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea, by decreasing number of people. Speakers are shifting to Pouye, which is closely related (67% similar lexically). It is spoken in the single village of Pulwa (Bulawa) (3°39′57″S 142°00′52″E / 3.665801°S 142.014408°E / -3.665801; 142.014408 (Bulwo)) in East Wapei Rural LLG, Sandaun Province.[3][4]


  1. ^ Karawa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Karawa". 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.
  4. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.