Elseng

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Djanggu, Janggu, “Morwap” (pej.), Sawa, Tabu
Population

300 (1991 SIL).

Location

Papua Province, Jayapura and Keerom regencies, Arso, Abepura, Kemtuk Gresi, and Senggi subdistricts. South of Jayapura city; Lake Sentani area, south, southwest.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Not closely related to any other language.

Language Use

Vigorous. Religious services. Minimal ability in Indonesian [ind].

Other Comments

Almost no outside influence. ‘Morwap’, what is that?, and is vigorously rejected as a language name by speakers and government officials. Christian, traditional religion.