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A language of Indonesia

Population

L1 users: 230 (Wurm 2000).

Location

Papua Barat province: Sorong regency, Asbakin, Maklaumkarta, and Mega villages; West Bird’s Head area, north coast and inland toward Warsamson river.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 60% with some dialects on Misool Island.

Language Use

Also use Indonesian [ind], Moi [mxn].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Reportedly originates from Gag Island, west of Waigeo Island. Traditional religion, Christian.

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