Warembori

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Waremboivoro, Warenbori
Population

600 (1998 SIL).

Location

Papua Province, north coast, Mamberamo river mouth and west to Poiwai, Warembori, Tamakuri, and Bonoi villages.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Bonoi Buroro. Similar to Yoke [yki]. Lexical similarity: 33% with Yoke [yki]. 30% Austronesian vocabulary.

Typology

Typology resembles Austronesian: SVO; prepositions; genitives before noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals, relatives after noun heads; 1 prefix, 6 or more suffixes on a word; word order distinguishes subject, object, indirect object; topic (SVO) is for pragmatic salience; CV; nontonal

Language Use

About 20 people use it as an L2. Home. Mainly adults. Most proficient in Papuan Malay [pmy]. Indonesian [ind] and Yoke [yki] also used.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 30% in Indonesian. Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.