Eritai

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Aliki, Babiruwa, Babrua, Babruwa, Baburiwa, Barua, Editode Edai, Erai, Eri, Haya
Population

L1 users: 530 (2000).

Location

Papua province: Sarmi regency, Mamberamo Hulu and Mamberamo Tengah sub-districts, Erai, Haya, and Kustera villages; low mountains, Kustera airstrip area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

The dialect in Obogwi village is reportedly similar but not the same. Lexical similarity: 76% with Obokuitai [afz], 86% with Sikaritai [tty].

Typology

SOV; tonal.

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Bauzi [bvz]. Used as L2 by Bauzi [bvz].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 10%.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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