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Mai Brat

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3ayz

Population  20,000 (1987 SIL).
Region  Central Bird’s Head around Ayamaru Lakes. About 40 villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Northwestern Papua, reference number 24
Alternate names   Ajamaru, Atinjo, Ayamaru, Brat, Maibrat, Maite, Majbrat, Maybrat, Mey Brat
Dialects  Maisawiet, Maiyah, Maimaka, Maite, Maisefa. Lexical similarity: 10% with Tehit [kps], Mpur [akc], Abun [kgr], its most similar neighbors.
Classification  Maybrat
Language use  Religious services. All ages.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. NT: 2004.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  ‘Ayamaru’ is name of the people. SVO; heavy verb serialization. Traditional religion, Christian.