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Nakai

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3nkj

Population  700 (1999 M. Donohue).
Region  East of upper Digul River, Awimbom village in the center of 5 other villages extending toward Ok Sibil northeast, and southwest toward Iwur.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 228
Alternate names   Na’ai, Na’i, Nagai
Dialects  Probably 3 dialects, two of these may constitute a separate language called Nagi.
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, Ok-Awyu, Ok, Mountain
Language use  Home, local government. Few use Indonesian [ind] or Papuan Malay [pmy].
Comments  Agriculturalists: sago, bananas; hunters. Traditional religion.