Yei

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Je, Jei, Yei-Nan, Yey
Population

2,390 (2001 SIL).

Location

Papua province: Merauke regency, 6 villages in south coast area, along Maro river.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Upper Yei, Lower Yei. Dialects mutually inherently intelligible only with difficulty.

Language Use

Home. Also use Marind [mrz], Papuan Malay [pmy].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Different cultural group from Marind. Christian, traditional religion.

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