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A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3mpy

Population  1.
Region  Mapia Islands, about 290 kms. north of Manokwari.
Alternate names   Mapian
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Micronesian Proper, Ponapeic-Trukic, Trukic
Language use  The ethnic group emigrated to Micronesia and probably now speak either Palauan [pau], Sonsorol [sov], or Tobian [tox]. 1 older adult speaker.
Comments  Traditional religion, Christian. Nearly extinct.
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