Waropen

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Aropen, Wonti, Worpen
Population

6,000 (1987 SIL).

Location

Papua Province, Mamberamo Raya and Waropen regencies, separate areas, Ambumi dialect: south of Waropen bay, second area to southwest, past Ranbausawa point to Rombak river mouth.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Waropen Kai, Napan, Ambumi.

Language Use

Children have a passive understanding (2012 Y. Sawaki). Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%.
Other Comments

Christian.