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A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3tnm

Population  3,750 (1990 UBS).
Region  Jayapura, Demta, Depapre, 13 villages on north coast east and west of Tanahmerah Bay.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 134
Alternate names   Jakari, Tabi, Tanah Merah, Tanahmerah 2, Tepera
Dialects  Yokari, Tepera, Yewena-Yongsu. Yokari dialect understood by other dialects at 80% to 95%, others have 95%–100% mutual intelligibility. Lexical similarity: 30% with Sentani [set].
Classification  East Bird’s Head-Sentani, Sentani, Sentani Proper
Language development  Bible portions: 1986.
Comments  Distinct from Tanahmerah [tcn] (Sumeri) of Bomberai Peninsula. ‘Tepera’ is their name for themselves. Hunters; fishermen; agriculturalists; lumbermen. Christian, traditional religion.