10 (1996 M. Donohue).
Papua Province, Merauke regency, south coast border area, southeast of Merauke city.
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.