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Berik

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3bkl

Population  1,200 (1994 SIL).
Region  Sarmi Regency, Tor Atas subdistrict; Bora Bora, Waf, Doronta, Beu, Togonfo, Dangken, Kondirjan, Somanente, Tenwer, Sewan, Safrontani and Taminambor villages. North coast area along mid and upper Tor River, inland from Sarmi.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 171
Alternate names   Berick, Berrik, Sewan Teteris, Upper Tor
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 45% with Keijar [kdy], 13% with Orya [ury].
Classification  Tor-Kwerba, Orya-Tor, Tor
Language development  NT: 1993.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Formerly the trade language of the Tor area. Christian, traditional religion.