Bauzi

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Baudi, Baudji, Baudzi, Bauri
Population

L1 users: 1,500 (1991 SIL). 1,350 monolinguals.

Location

Papua province: Jayapura and Yapen Waropen regencies, Mamberamo Tengah and Waropen Atas sub-districts, Danau Bira, Itaba, Kustera, Neao, Noiadi, Solom, and Vakiadi villages; extensive inland area between Mamberamo and Rouffaer rivers.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Gesda Dae, Neao, Aumenefa.

Language Use

Vigorous. Some Aliki speak Bauzi [bvz] due to intermarriage and trading. All domains. Positive attitudes. Also use Eritai [ert], Indonesian [ind]. Used as L2 by Eritai [ert].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–25%. 230 can read and write it. NT: 2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Whistle speech reported. Christian, traditional religion.

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