Language of the Day for 12 June 2019


Morori [mok]

A language of
Population Full
50 (1998 M. Donohue). Ethnic population: 250 (1998 M. Donohue).
8a (Moribund).
Language Use
Endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Under pressure from Marind [mrz], a language group which surrounds the Morori, and from Indonesian [ind] (Wurm 2007). Older adults only. All also use Indonesian [ind], Papuan Malay [pmy]. Also use Marind [mrz]. Used as L2 by Bädi Kanum [khd], Ngkâlmpw Kanum [kcd], Smärky Kanum [kxq], Sota Kanum [krz].
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