ISO 639-3: wsa
||600 (1998 SIL).
||North coast, Mamberamo River mouth and west to Poiwai, Warembori, Tamakuri, Bonoi villages.
Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 111
||Bonoi Buroro. Similar to Yoke [yki]. Lexical similarity: 33% with Yoke and 30% with Austronesian.
||About 20 people use it as an L2 or L3. Home. Mainly adults. Also use Papuan Malay [pmy], Indonesian [ind], or Yoke.
||Literacy rate in L2: 30% in Indonesian. Dictionary. Grammar.
||Typology resembles Austronesian: SVO; prepositions; genitives before noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals, relatives after noun heads; 1 prefix, 6 or more suffixes on a word; word order distinguishes subject, object, indirect object; topic (SVO) is for pragmatic salience; affixes do not indicate case of noun phrase; obligatory subject agreement, optional object agreement shown by verb affixes; the scope of a serialized quantifier shows a trace of ergativity; causative shown by verbs make and give; CV; nontonal. Swidden agriculturalists; hunters; fishermen: crabbing. Traditional religion, Christian.