Yale, Kosarek


A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
In-lom, Kosarek, Wanam, Yale-Kosarek

2,300 (1993 R. Doriot). 2,300 monolinguals. Nearly 100% are monolingual. Ethnic population: 2,300.


Papua Province, eastern highlands, just east of Yali of Ninia, northwest of Nipsan, east of Dani, north of Yali [yli] of Angguruk.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).


Gilika (Kilika), Kosarek, Tiple. Lexical similarity: 78% with Nipsan [nps], 59% with Nalca [nlc].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Negative attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Bible portions: 1992–1996.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

The name In-lom refers to only half the group. Christian, traditional religion.