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A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3mtg

Population  4,000 (1991 SIL).
Region  East highlands on south slopes of main ranges east of Sela Valley, west of Ngalum, Bidabuh, east Weip Valley, Yay Valley, around Langda, Bomela, Sumtamon.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 214
Alternate names   Goliath, Langda, Mt. Goliath, Oranje-Gebergte
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 75% with Eipomek [eip], 69% with Ketengban [xte].
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, Mek, Eastern
Language use  Religious services.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 5%–15%. NT: 2007.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  SOV; clause chaining; switch reference; split ergative. Christian, traditional religion.