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Marind, Bian

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3bpv

Population  2,900 (2002 M. Sohn).
Region  Merauke Regency, Muting subdistrict, Upper Bian River area, Maro River, Sanayu village.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 266
Alternate names   Bian, Boven-Mbian, Northwest Marind
Dialects  Not inherently intelligible with Marind [mrz].
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, Marind, Nuclear Marind
Language use  Home.
Comments  Hunters: deer, pig; fishermen; agriculturalists: coconut, sago planting. Traditional religion, Christian.