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Waropen

A language of Indonesia (Papua)

ISO 639-3wrp

Population  6,000 (1987 SIL).
Region  South coast of Serui Island, East Cenderawasih Bay.
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 84
Alternate names   Aropen, Wonti, Worpen
Dialects  Waropen Kai, Napan, Mo’or.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, South Halmahera-West New Guinea, West New Guinea, Cenderawasih Bay, Waropen
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 25%.
Comments  Fishermen: crabbing; sago-gatherers. Christian.