Morop

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Iwoer, Iwur
Population

6,900 (2011 J. Elliot).

Location

Papua Province, Iwur river valley border area, Ok Iwur, east to Ok Denom. Dintere dialect: 22 villages; Dinmane dialect: Dewok; Upper Dintere dialect: Aurarin hamlet.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Dinmane, Dintere, Nemah/Nehayah, Upper Dintere.

Other Comments

Ethnonym: Morop. Dintere most widespread dialect. The previous language name ‘Iwur’ came from a single village within the Morop group. Relationship between Nemah and Dintere is unclear, and may constitute more than one language. Christian, traditional religion.