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

Papua Barat Province, Kaimana regency, Bomberai peninsula, south coast; Kamrau bay area, Kaimana, Namatote, and Adi islands, smaller islands in bay: Keroi, Adijaya, Namatota, and Kayumerah villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Keroi, Adijaya, 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.

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