Nggem

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A language of Indonesia

Population

4,400 (2005).

Location

Papua Province, north of Wamena, middle Hablifoeri river.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Similar to Walak [wlw]. Lexical similarity: 67% with Yali [yac] (Pass Valley), 62% with Walak [wlw], and 50% with Western Dani [dnw].

Typology

SOV; clause chaining

Language Development
Bible portions: 1982–2003.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.