||30,000 (1996 SIL), increasing. Few monolinguals.
||Lake Sentani area, about 30 villages. Scattered in Papua and other parts of Indonesia.
Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 133
||East Sentani, West Sentani, Central Sentani. Lexical similarity: 30% with Tabla [tnm].
||East Bird’s Head-Sentani, Sentani, Sentani Proper
||Vigorous use in most families. All domains. Schools are beginning to use Sentani grades 1 to 6. Positive attitude. Also use Indonesian [ind].
||Literacy rate in L1: 16%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. About 5,000 can read and write it. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1997.
||‘Buyaka’ is their name for themselves. Fishermen; agriculturalists. Traditional religion, Christian.