Kayagar

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Kajagar, Kaygi, Kaygir, Wiyagar
Population

10,000 (1993 WT), decreasing.

Location

Papua Province, Asmat and Mappi regencies, southwest coast, Arafura sea, inland from ports Taroea Anim and Pirimapuan.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Tamagario [tcg]; related to Atohwaim [aqm].

Language Use

Home, work. Also use Indonesian [ind], Papuan Malay [pmy]. Used as L2 by Atohwaim [aqm].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 10% somewhat literate in Indonesian [ind].
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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