Sawi

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Aejauroh, Sawuy
Population

3,500 (1993 R. Doriot).

Location

Papua Province, Asmat Regency, Pantai Kasuari and Fayit subdistricts, near south coastal lowland, between Kronkel and Ayip rivers and upper Fayit river area, Kamur, Esebor, Wiagas, Minahai, and Comoro villages.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Most similar to Awyu languages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5% semiliterate. NT: 1973–1994.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.