Bauzi

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Baudi, Baudji, Baudzi, Bauri
Population

1,500 (1991 SIL). 1,350 monolinguals.

Location

Papua Province, Jayapura and Yapen Waropen regencies, Mamberamo Tengah and Waropen Atas subdistricts, Vakiadi, Noiadi, Danau Bira, Solom, Kustera, Neao, and Itaba villages. Extensive inland area between Mamberamo and Rouffaer rivers.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Aumenefa, Gesda Dae, Neao.

Language Use

Vigorous. Some Aliki speak Bauzi [bvz] due to intermarriage and trading. All domains. Positive attitudes. A few also speak Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–25%. 230 can read and write it. NT: 2008.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Whistle speech reported. Christian, traditional religion.