Inanwatan

Inanwatan
Town
Inanwatan is located in Bird's Head Peninsula
Inanwatan
Inanwatan
Location of the town in the Bird's Head Peninsula
Inanwatan is located in Western New Guinea
Inanwatan
Inanwatan
Inanwatan (Western New Guinea)
Inanwatan is located in Indonesia
Inanwatan
Inanwatan
Inanwatan (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 2°8′S 132°10′E / 2.133°S 132.167°E / -2.133; 132.167Coordinates: 2°8′S 132°10′E / 2.133°S 132.167°E / -2.133; 132.167
ProvinceSouthwest Papua
RegencySouth Sorong
Time zoneUTC+9 (WIT)

Inanwatan is a small coastal town in Southwest Papua, Indonesia. The town is located on the southern coast of the Bird's Head Peninsula.[1]

The area was named by the colonists from Patipi, who were impressed by the extent of the sago swamps here. The word inanwatan originates in a Patipi-language expression meaning "it is all sago" (from inan 'sago' and sewatan 'one').[2]

References

  1. ^ Family Reference Atlas of the World (Second Edition). National Geographic. p. 189.
  2. ^ Vries, L. J. de (2004). A short grammar of Inanwatan. An endangered language of the Bird's Head of Papua, Indonesia. Australian National University Press. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-85883-545-0.


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