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Busami

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3bsm

Population  700 (1993 R. Doriot).
Region  Yapen Waropen Regency, Yapen Barat and Yapen Selatan subdistricts, South and north coast, Serui Island, Kamanap, Masiaroti, Kaonda villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 106
Dialects  3 dialects. Lexical similarity: 71% with Ansus [and], 63% with Serui-Laut [seu].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, South Halmahera-West New Guinea, West New Guinea, Cenderawasih Bay, Yapen, Central-Western
Comments  Fishermen; agriculturalists. Traditional religion, Christian.
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