10 (1996 M. Donohue).
Papua Province, south coast border area, southeast of Merauke city.
8b (Nearly extinct).
Kanum varieties are separate languages, with difficult mutual intelligibility. Similar to Yei [jei]. Also classified as Australian, Pama-Nyungan.
One ethnic group with Kanum varieties. Clan marriages common and much ritual exchange. Christian, traditional religion.