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Morori

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3mok

Population  50 (1998 M. Donohue). Ethnic population: 250 (1998 M. Donohue).
Region  South coast border area 20 km east of Merauke, east of Marind, west of Kanum.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 270
Alternate names   Marori, Moaraeri, Moraori, Morari
Dialects  Menge dialect remembered as the language of ceremony, though the last Menge speaker died in 1997.
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, Moraori
Language use  Mainly older adults. Also use Papuan Malay [pmy], Indonesian [ind], or Marind [mrz].
Comments  Fishermen; gatherers. Christian, traditional religion. Nearly extinct.