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Wandamen

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3wad

Population  5,000 (1993 R. Doriot).
Region  Wasior, Manokwari, west Cenderawasih Bay along Wandamen Bay extending west to east end of Bintuni Bay.
Language map  Indonesia, Northwestern Papua, reference number 34
Alternate names   Bentoeni, Bentuni, Bintuni, Wamesa, Wandamen-Windesi, Windesi, Windessi
Dialects  Windesi, Bintuni, Wamesa, Wasior, Ambumi, Dasener, Aibondeni, Steenkool, Waruritinao.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, South Halmahera-West New Guinea, West New Guinea, Cenderawasih Bay, Yapen, Central-Western
Language use  Also use Indonesian [ind].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 25%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Bible portions: 1937–1994.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Agriculturalists: coffee; hunters; fishermen. Christian.