Yali, Ninia


A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Jalè, Jaly, Ninia, North Ngalik, Southern Yali, Yali Selatan

10,500 (1999 J. Wilson).


Papua Province, central highlands area south of Angguruk, east of Soba, west of Korupun, Ninia, Holuwon, and Lolat villages; Elelim, transmigrated by government in 1989 following earthquake. More than 50 villages.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).


None known. Different from Yali of Pass Valley [yac], Yali of Angguruk [yli], and Hupla [hap].

Language Use

Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 20%–25%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–20%. Bible: 2000.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.