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Asmat, North

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3nks

Population  1,000 (1991 SIL).
Region  Merauke Regency, Sawa-Erma subdistrict. Near Paterle Cocq River headwaters west to Unir River east to the foothills.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 67
Alternate names   Keenok
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, Asmat-Kamoro, Asmat
Language use  Most domains. All ages. Positive attitude.
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 5%.
Comments  Agriculturalists; hunter-gatherers. Christian, traditional religion.
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