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A language of Indonesia (Papua)

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Population  9,970 (2000).
Region  Near Papua New Guinea border, east highland slopes scattered, east of Eipomek [eip] and west of Ngalum [szb].
Language map  Indonesia, Eastern Papua, reference number 213
Alternate names   Kupel, Oktengban
Dialects  Okbap, Omban, Bime, Onya. Lexical similarity: 69% with Una [mtg].
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, Mek, Western
Language use  All domains, church.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 30%–40%. Dictionary. NT: 1997.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Agriculturalists; some hunter-gatherers. Christian, traditional religion.