Eritai

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Aliki, Babiruwa, Babrua, Babruwa, Baburiwa, Barua, Editode Edai, Erai, Eri, Haya
Population

530 (2000).

Location

Papua Province, Sarmi regency, Mamberamo Tengah and Mamberamo Hulu subdistricts, Erai, Kustera, and Haya villages. Northwest of confluence of Mamberamo and Rouffaer rivers; area in low mountains, around Kustera airstrip.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

The dialect in Obogwi village is reportedly similar but not the same. Lexical similarity: 76% with Obokuitai [afz], 86% with Sikaritai [tty].

Typology

SOV; tonal.

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Bauzi [bvz]. Used as L2 by Bauzi [bvz].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 10%.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.