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, southwest end at Triton bay and interior to northwest near Lacmora and Aiwasa lakes; Papua Timur Province, Nabire regency, far west, 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).

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.