Ma’ya

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Sailolof, Salawati, Samate
Population

4,000 (Remijsen 2001).

Location

West Papua Province. Raja Ampat islands; central Waigeo, Salawati islands.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Banlol, Batanta Island, Ma’ya.

Language Use

Vigorous in some villages, shifting in others due to influx of outsiders (Remijsen 2001).

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.