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Mekwei

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3msf

Population  1,200 (1987 SIL).
Region  West of Lake Sentani, Maribu, Waibrong, Kendate, Sabron Dosay villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 131
Alternate names   Demenggong-Waibron-Bano, Menggei, Menggwei, Moi, Mooi, Munggai, Mungge, Munkei, Waipu
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 60% with Kemtuik [kmt].
Classification  Nimboran
Language use  Also use Indonesian [ind].
Comments  Different from Moi (Mosana) [mxn]. Agriculturalists; hunters. Christian, traditional religion.
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