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Yaqay

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3jaq

Population  10,000 (1987 SIL).
Region  South coast Obaa River area, southeast of Kayagar [kyt] and southwest of Central Awyu [awu].
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 248
Alternate names   Jakai, Jaqai, Mapi, Sohur, Yaqai
Dialects  Oba-Miwamon, Nambiomon-Mabur, Bapai.
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, Marind, Yaqay
Language use  Rome, religious services. Also use Indonesian [ind].
Comments  Hunter-gatherers; fishermen; plant trees; gather sandalwood, gaharu, and frankincense. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.