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Orya

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3ury

Population  1,600 (1985 SIL). No monolinguals. 900 in Unurum-Guay, 100 in Bonggo subdistrict, 600 in Lereh subdistrict.
Region  Unurum-Guay, Bonggo subdistrict, Lereh subdistrict, Taja, Witi, and Wamho (formerly of Orya) villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 163
Alternate names   Oria, Uria, Warpok, Warpu
Dialects  Barat (West Orya), Timur (East Orya), Yapsi-Taja. Slight dialect differences.
Classification  Tor-Kwerba, Orya-Tor, Orya
Language use  Children learn Orya in most cases. All domains. Positive attitude. Also use Indonesian [ind] or Papuan Malay [pmy].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 5%–15%. Some adult literacy classes. NT: 2005.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  ‘Uria’ is a misspelling used earlier. ‘Warpok’ is the Nimboran name. Swidden agriculturalists: papaya, bananas, kankong; hunters: pig, wallaby, cassowary. Traditional religion, Christian.