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Malay, Papuan

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3pmy

Population  500,000, increasing.
Region  Papua.
Dialects  Similar to both Ambonese Malay [abs] and Manado Malay [xmm].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, North and East, Malayic, Malay, Trade, East Indonesian
Language use  Trade language. Growing number of L1 speakers. All domains. All ages. Positive. Most use it as L2.
Language development  Films.