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Kayagar

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3kyt

Population  10,000 (1993 WT), decreasing.
Region  South coast east of Atohwaim [aqm], south of Awyu Asue [psa] languages.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 247
Alternate names   Kajagar, Kaygi, Kaygir, Wiyagar
Dialects  Most similar to Tamagario [tcg]; related to Atohwaim.
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, Kayagar
Language use  Home, work. Also use Indonesian [ind].
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 10%.
Comments  Agriculturalists: garden and plant fruit trees; hunter-gatherers. Traditional religion, Christian.