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Yei

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3jei

Population  2,390 (2001 SIL).
Region  South coast border area, east of Marind along Maro River. 6 villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 267
Alternate names   Je, Jei, Yei-Nan, Yey
Dialects  Upper Yei, Lower Yei. Dialects are mutually inherently intelligible only with difficulty.
Classification  South-Central Papuan, Morehead-Upper Maro, Yey
Language use  Home. Most also use Papuan Malay [pmy] and some Marind [mrz].
Comments  Different cultural group from Marind. Hunters; fishermen; agriculturalists. Christian, traditional religion.