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 similar but not the same. Also related to Kaiy [tcq], Doutai [tds], and Biritai [bqq]. Lexical similarity: 76% with Obokuitai [afz], 86% with Sikaritai [tty].

Typology

SOV; tonal

Language Use

Vigorous. Some also use Bauzi [bvz].

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

Christian, traditional religion.