Berik

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Berick, Berrik, Sewan Teteris, Upper Tor
Population

1,200 (1994 SIL).

Location

Papua Province, Sarmi regency, Tor Atas subdistrict; Bora Bora, Waf, Doronta, Beu, Togonfo, Dangken, Kondirjan, Somanente, Tenwer, Sewan, Safrontani, and Taminambor villages. North coast area along mid and upper Tor river, inland from Sarmi peninsula.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 45% with Keijar [kdy], 13% with Orya [ury].

Language Use

Also use Papuan Malay [pmy]. Used as L2 by Mander [mqr].

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1993.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Formerly the trade language of Tor area. Christian, traditional religion.