Semimi

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Etna Bay, Muri, Wesrau
Population

1,000 (1991 SIL).

Location

Papua Barat province: Kaimana regency, Bomberai peninsula from Tarera bay west and north to Lacmora and Aiwasa lakes area; Papua province: Nabire regency, border area west of Lake Jamur.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 69% with Mairasi [zrs], 63% with Mer [mnu].

Language Use

Many children do not speak it (1991 L. Peckham).

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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