Damal

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Amung, Amung Kal, Amungme, Amuy, Enggipiloe, Hamung, Oehoendoeni, Uhunduni
Population

14,000 (Wurm 2000).

Location

Papua Province, Paniai Regency, Ilaga and Beoga subdistricts, central highlands west of Western Dani, east of Ekari, southeast of Kemandoga river source, throughout Puncak Jaya, north and south Carstens mountains.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Amongme, Amung, Damal, Enggipilu. Related to Ekari [ekg], Moni [mnz], and Wolani [wod].

Typology

Tonal.

Language Use

Potentially endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Children are beginning to prefer Indonesian [ind] (Wurm 2007). Used as L2 by Nduga [ndx].

Language Development
NT: 1988.
Other Comments

Christian.