Kwerba

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Airmati, Armati, Koassa, Mataweja, Naibedj, Segar Tor, Serikenam, Tekutameso
Population

2,500 (1996 SIL).

Location

Papua Province, Aurime, Munukania, Wamariri, Tatsewalem, and Apiaweti villages. Northeast mainland interior; headwaters of Apauwer river.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Nogukwabai, Sasawa, Serikenam. Lexical similarity: 64% with Bagusa [bqb].

Language Use

Used as L2 by Samarokena [tmj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Bible portions: 1986–2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.