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Ma’ya

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3slz

Population  4,000 (Remijsen 2001).
Region  Raja Ampat Islands, central Waigeo Island and central Salawati Island.
Language map  Indonesia, Northwestern Papua, reference number 5
Alternate names   Sailolof, Salawati, Samate
Dialects  Ma’ya, Banlol, Batanta Island.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, South Halmahera-West New Guinea, West New Guinea, Cenderawasih Bay, Raja Ampat
Comments  Fishermen; agriculturalists. Christian, traditional religion.
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