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A language of Indonesia

Population

230 (Wurm 2000).

Location

West Papua Province, Asbakin, Maklaumkarta, and Mega villages. West Bird’s Head area, north coast east of Dampler strait, inland towards Warsamson river.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 60% with some dialects on Misool Island.

Language Use

Also use Moi [mxn] or Indonesian [ind].

Other Comments

Reportedly originates from Gag Island, west of Waigeo Island. Traditional religion, Christian.