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Yali, Ninia

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3nlk

Population  10,500 (1999 J. Wilson).
Region  Central highlands area south of Angguruk, east of Soba, west of Korupun, Ninia, Holuwon, and Lolat villages; Elelim, transmigrated by government in 1989 following earthquake. More than 50 villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 216
Alternate names   Jalè, Jaly, Ninia, North Ngalik, Southern Yali, Yali Selatan
Dialects  Different from Yali of Pass Valley [yac], Yali of Angguruk [yli], Hupla [hap].
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, West, Dani, Ngalik
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 20%–25%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–20%. Approximately 10% read haltingly. Bible: 2000.
Comments  Christian, traditional religion.