Nakai

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Na’ai, Nagai, Na’i
Population

700 (1999 M. Donohue).

Location

Papua Province, east of upper Digul river, Awimbom village in the center of 5 other villages extending toward Ok Sibil northeast, and southwest toward Iwur [iwo].

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

They report Indonesian [ind] and Papuan Malay [pmy] difficult to understand. Probably 3 dialects, two of these may constitute a separate language called Nagi. Not the same as Larantuka Malay [lrt] (Nagi) in Nusa Tenggara.

Language Use

Home, local government. Also use Indonesian [ind], Papuan Malay [pmy].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.