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Sobei

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3sob

Population  1,000 (2000 S. Wurm). Ethnic population: 1,850 (2000 D. Tryon).
Region  Sarmi Regency, Sarmi subdistrict, north coast area east of Sarmi.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 116
Alternate names   Biga, Imasi, Liki
Dialects  Comprehension of, Liki [lio], Papuan Malay [pmy].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, North New Guinea, Sarmi-Jayapura Bay, Sarmi
Language use  Also use Indonesian [ind] or Papuan Malay.
Language development  Grammar.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Government schools through entire area. Increasing intermarriage with other groups. Fishermen; agriculturalists. Christian.