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Isirawa

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3srl

Population  1,800 (2000 S. Wurm).
Region  Jayapura, north coast, Sarmi area and west, Mararena, Kamenawari, Amsira, Siaratesa, Perkami, Martewar, Arsania, Nisero, Arabais, Webro, Wari, Nuerawar, Waim villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 174
Alternate names   Okwasar, Saberi, Saweri
Dialects  Western Isirawa, Eastern Isirawa. Similar to Kwerba [kwe]. Dialects very similar.
Classification  Tor-Kwerba, Greater Kwerba, Isirawa
Language use  Trade language. Vigorous.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 5%–15%. NT: 2005.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Fishermen; agriculturalists. Christian, traditional religion.