Ekari

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A language of Indonesia

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

100,000 (1985 M. Doble).

Location

Papua Province, Paniai district. West central highlands, inland; Lake Paniai area, south-southwest into West Papua Province.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

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

Language Use

Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
NT: 1963–1985.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnonym: Kapauku by southern neighbors. Christian.