Kowiai

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Adi, Aiduma, Kaiwai, Kajumerah, Kayumerah, Koiwai, Kuiwai, Namatota, Namatote
Population

600 (2000 SIL).

Location

West Papua Province, Keroi, Adijaya, Namatota, and Kayumerah villages. Bomberai peninsula, southwest coast; Kamrau bay area; Kaimana. Namatote, and Adi islands, smaller islands in bay.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Adijaya, Keroi, Namatota.

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 S. Wurm) but also not endangered. Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind], Papuan Malay [pmy]. Used as L2 by Mairasi [zrs].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.