10 (1996 M. Donohue).
Papua province: Merauke regency, south coast border area.
8b (Nearly extinct).
None known. Kanum varieties are separate languages, with difficult mutual intelligibility. Reportedly similar to Yei [jei]. Also classified as Australian, Pama-Nyungan.
One ethnic group with Kanum varieties. Clan marriages common and much ritual exchange. Christian, traditional religion.