Ekari

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Ekagi, Kapauku, Me, Me Mana, Mee Mana, Tapiro
Population

100,000 (1985 M. Doble).

Location

Papua Province, south Nabire, Dogiyai, Paniai, and Deiya regencies, some in Intan Jaya and north Mimika regencies; west central highlands, inland; Lake Paniai area; into south-southwest Papua Barat Province, Kaimana regency.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Simori, Yabi (Jabi), Mapiya-Kegata, Mee. Reportedly most similar to Wolani [wod]. Slight dialect difference with Mapiya-Kegata.

Language Use

Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1963–1985.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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