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Meyah

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3mej

Population  14,800 (2000).
Region  East Bird’s Head, north coast, west of Manokwari, north of Hattam [had]; scattered.
Language map  Indonesia, Northwestern Papua, reference number 20
Alternate names   Arfak, Mansibaber, Meah, Meax, Mejach, Mejah, Meyach
Dialects  Most similar to Manikion [mnx].
Classification  East Bird’s Head-Sentani, East Bird’s Head, Meax
Language use  Also use Indonesian [ind].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. NT: 1997.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Hunters; agriculturalists. Christian, traditional religion.