Ewage language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionOro Province
Native speakers
(13,000 cited 1988)[1]
  • Ewage-Notu
  • Yega (Gona, Okeina, Okena)
Language codes
ISO 639-3nou

Ewage, also known as Notu, is a Papuan language spoken in the "tail" of Papua New Guinea. Preference for the name depends on the region. Its two dialects are Sose/Sohe (Western Plains Orokaiva) and Ifane/Ihane (Eastern Plains Orokaiva) (Smallhorn 2011:47).


  1. ^ Ewage at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ewage-Notu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Smallhorn, Jacinta Mary. 2011. The Binanderean languages of Papua New Guinea: reconstruction and subgrouping. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.