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Bauzi

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3bvz

Population  1,500 (1991 SIL). 1,350 monolinguals.
Region  Jayapura and Yapen Waropen regencies. Lake Holmes area near mid-Mamberamo River; Danau Bira area, northeast, Kasonoweja north of Kustera; Mamberamo Tengah and Waropen Atas subdistricts, Vakiadi, Noiadi, Danau Bira, Solom, Kustera, Neao, Itaba villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 183
Alternate names   Baudi, Baudji, Baudzi, Bauri
Dialects  Gesda Dae, Neao, Aumenefa.
Classification  East Geelvink Bay, Bauzi
Language use  Vigorous. Some Aliki speak Bauzi [bvz] because of intermarriage and trading. All domains. Positive attitude. Some also use Aliki; few also speak Indonesian [ind].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 10%–25%. 230 can read and write it. Bible portions: 1985–1994.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Whistle speech reported. Agriculturalists: bananas, papaya. Christian, traditional religion.