Orya

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Oria, Uria, Warpok, Warpu
Population

1,600 (1985 P. Fields). 900 in Unurum-Guay, 100 in Bonggo subdistrict, 600 in Lereh subdistrict. 0 monolinguals. L2 users: Some store owners and police have learned Orya.

Location

Papua Province, Unurum-Guay, Bonggo, and Lereh subdistricts, Taja, Witi, and Wamho (formerly of Orya) villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Barat (West Orya), Timur (East Orya), Yapsi-Taja. Slight dialect differences.

Language Use

Children learn Orya in most cases. All domains. Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind], Papuan Malay [pmy], Sause [sao].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–15%. Some adult literacy classes. NT: 2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Uria is a misspelling used earlier. Glossonym: Warpok by the Nimboran. Traditional religion, Christian.