Dao

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Maniwo, “X-Ray” (pej.)
Population

250 (1991 SIL).

Location

Papua Province, Paniai regency, Napan subdistrict. West central highlands; east of Cenderawasih bay, along Dao river.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 75% with Auye [auu].

Language Use

Home, community. Also use Papuan Malay [pmy].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.