Karas

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A language of Indonesia

Population

240 (1983 SIL).

Location

West Papua Province, Antalisa and Mas villages. Karas island off southwest coast of Bomberai peninsula; outside of Sebakor bay.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Under pressure from Iha [ihp] and Indonesian [ind] (Wurm 2007).

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.