Wandamen

Print

A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Bentoeni, Bentuni, Bintuni, Wamesa, Wandamen-Windesi, Windesi, Windessi
Population

5,000 (1993 R. Doriot).

Location

Papua Province, Wasior, Manokwari, west Cenderawasih bay along Wandamen bay extending west to east end of Bintuni bay.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Aibondeni, Ambumi, Bintuni, Dasener, Steenkool, Wamesa (Ubu), Waruritinao, Wasior, Windesi.

Language Use

Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1937–1994.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.