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Irarutu

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3irh

Population  4,000 (1987 SIL).
Region  East Bomberai Peninsula southwest from Arguni Bay north to Bintuni Bay. 44 villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Northwestern Papua, reference number 36
Alternate names   Arguni Bay, Irahutu, Irutu, Kaitero, Kasira
Dialects  6 or 7 dialects. Lexical similarity: 90% with Kuri [nbn].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, South Halmahera-West New Guinea, South Halmahera
Language use  Home, community.
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Bible portions: 1992–2000.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Fishermen; agriculturalists. Christian, Muslim.