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Awyu, Central

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3awu

Population  7,500 (2002 M. Sohn).
Region  Mappi and Boven Digul Regencies; Obaa, Citak Mitak, Mandobo and Bimikia subdistricts. South coast east of Bipim, northwest of Yaqay [jaq], west of Tanamerah, southwest of Boma.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 249
Alternate names   Ajau, Auyu, Avio, Awju, Awya, Nohon
Dialects  4 dialects.
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, Ok-Awyu, Awyu-Dumut, Awyu
Language use  Most domains. Also use Indonesian [ind].
Language development  Bible portions: 1985.
Comments  Hunter-gatherers. Traditional religion.