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Moi

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3mxn

Population  4,600 (1993 R. Doriot).
Region  Salawati Island, west Bird’s Head around Sorong. 9 villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Northwestern Papua, reference number 13
Alternate names   Mekwei, Mooi, Mosana
Dialects  Mosemah.
Classification  West Papuan, West Bird’s Head
Comments  Different from Mekwei (Moi) dialect. Fishermen; agriculturalists; traders; lumbermen; collect Lawan tree oil; sell pigs, cassowary, tree kangaroo. Christian, traditional religion.