Momuna

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Somage, Somahai, Sumohai
Population

2,000 (Wurm 2000).

Location

Papua Province, lowlands just south of main ranges, from south of Silimo east to south of Korupun-Sela [kpq] language area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. May be the same language as Momina [mmb].

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Losing its status as a contact language; being replaced by Indonesian [ind] (Wurm 2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–15%. Bible portions: 1985–1991.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

They have contact with Dani who are learning Momuna. Christian, traditional religion.