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Burmeso

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3bzu

Population  250 (1998 M. Donohue).
Region  Sarmi Regency, Mamberamo Tengah subdistrict, mid-Mamberamo River between Trimuris and Sikari northeast of Danau Bira (Lake Holmes). 1 village and isolated temporary houses along nearby rivers.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 184
Alternate names   Boromeso, Borumesso, Burumeso, Manau, Monao, Monau, Taurap
Dialects  Less than 5% lexical similarity with other languages.
Classification  East Bird’s Head-Sentani, Burmeso
Language use  Vigorous. Not spoken by outsiders. All domains. All ages. Positive attitude. Also use Indonesian [ind].
Language development  Dictionary.
Comments  Fishermen; hunters; sago horticulturalists; animal husbandry: chickens, ducks. Christian, traditional religion.
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