Demisa

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Desawa
Population

400 (Wurm 2000).

Location

Papua Province, Waropen Bawah subdistrict, Desawa, Muyere, and Botawa villages. Inland, northeast Canderawasih bay, southeast of Waren town.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 69% with Burate [bti], 64% with Kofei [kpi], 60% with Sauri [srt], 65% with Tunggare [trt], 64% with Woria [wor].

Language Use

Home, religious services.

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.