Mawes

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A language of Indonesia

Population

850 (2006 SIL).

Location

Papua province: Sarmi regency, Bonggo sub-district, Mawes Dai, Mawes Mukti, and Mawes Wres villages on Buri river west bank inland.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Typology

SOV; postpositions/case markers.

Language Use

Home; with friends. Some young people, all adults. Under pressure from Indonesian [ind] (Hammarström 2010). Also use Indonesian [ind], Papuan Malay [pmy].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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