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Kwerisa

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3: kkb

Population 15 to 50 (2000 Wurm).
Region At village of Kaiy on lower Rouffaer River.
Alternate names   Taogwe
Dialects Lexical similarity 60% with Biritai.
Classification Geelvink Bay, Lakes Plain, Tariku, East
Language use About 20% to 30% of the ethnic group speaks Kwerisa. Used in the home. There may be a few older adult speakers (1987). Most or all now speak Kaiy.
Comments Fishermen; hunters. Traditional religion, Christian. Nearly extinct.