Kaptiau

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Kapitiauw, Kaptiauw
Population

230 (2006 SIL).

Location

Papua Province, Sarmi regency, Bonggo subdistrict, Kaptiau village. North coast west of Jayapura city.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: with Tarpia [tpf] and Bonggo [bpg] (most).

Language Use

Endangered (2000 S. Wurm, 2000 D. Tryon). Private domains, public prayer. Mainly older adults. Most bilingual in Indonesian [ind] or Papuan Malay [pmy], especially the younger generation.

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.