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Kawe

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3kgb

Population  600 (Remijsen 2001).
Region  Waigeo Island, west end off west coast of Bird’s Head, Raja Ampat Islands, Salio, Selepele, Bianci, Menyefun villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Northwestern Papua, reference number 8
Dialects  Related to Maya [slz], Maden [xmx], Matbat [xmt].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, South Halmahera-West New Guinea, West New Guinea, Cenderawasih Bay, Raja Ampat
Comments  Fishermen; agriculturalists. Traditional religion, Christian.
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