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Yale, Kosarek

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3kkl

Population  2,300 (1993 R. Doriot). Nearly 100% are monolingual. Ethnic population: 2,300.
Region  Eastern highlands, just east of Yali of Ninia, northwest of Nipsan, east of Dani, north of Yali [yli] of Angguruk.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 210
Alternate names   In-lom, Kosarek, Wanam, Yale-Kosarek
Dialects  Kosarek, Gilika (Kilika), Tiple. Similar to Nipsan [nps], Nalca [nlc], and the Gilika dialect. Lexical similarity: 78% with Nipsan, 59% with Nalca.
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, Mek, Eastern
Language use  Vigorous. All domains. Believe it inferior to Indonesian [ind]. Some also use Indonesian.
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Bible portions: 1992–1996.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  The term ‘In-lom’ refers to only half the group. Agriculturalists. Christian, traditional religion.