Kaure

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Kaureh, Kaurne
Population

450 (1995 SIL).

Location

Papua province: Aurina, Harna, Lereh, Masta, and Wes villages on Nawa river.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Typology

SOV; postpositions; verb affixes mark number; tense markers; 13 consonants and 5 vowels; tonal (high, high-falling); inclusive/exclusive pronouns.

Language Use

Religious services.

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1990–1996.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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