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Eritai

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3ert

Population  530 (2000).
Region  Sarmi Regency, Mamberamo Tengah and Mamberamo Hulu subdistricts. West of Mamberamo River, Lakes Plain area in low mountains just south of Danau Bira (Lake Holmes), around Kustera airstrip: Erai (east), Kustera, and Haya (south) villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 185
Alternate names   Aliki, Babiruwa, Babrua, Babruwa, Baburiwa, Barua, Editode Edai, Erai, Eri, Haya
Dialects  The dialect in Obogwi village is similar but not the same. Also related to Kaiy [tcq], Doutai [tds], Biritai [bqq]. Lexical similarity: 76% with Obokuitai [afz], 50% with Sikaritai [tty].
Classification  Lakes Plain, Tariku, East
Language use  Vigorous. Some also use Bauzi [bvz].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 0%–10%.
Comments  SOV; tonal. Hunter-gatherers. Christian, traditional religion.
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