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A language of Papua New Guinea

ISO 639-3jet

Population  500 in Papua New Guinea (1993 SIL). Population total all countries: 900.
Region  Sandaun Province. 1 village: Skotiau. Also in Indonesia (Papua).
Language map  Papua New Guinea, Map 3, reference number 60
Alternate names   Jeti, Skofro, Wembi, Yeti
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 50% with Waris [wrs].
Classification  Border, Waris
Language development  Significant literacy in Tok Pisin [tpi] and Bahasa Indonesia [ind].
Comments  Different from Manam [mva].

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Indonesia (Papua)

Language name   Manem
Population  400 in Indonesia (1978 SIL).
Region  South of Jayapura, northeast border area, Wembi, Yeti, Kiba villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 141
Alternate names  Jeti, Skofro, Wembi, Yeti
Language use  Also use Indonesian [ind].
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: Significant level.
Comments  Agriculturalists; hunters. Christian, traditional religion.
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