Nimboran

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Nambrong
Population

2,000 (1987 SIL). Ethnic population: 3,500 (1987 SIL).

Location

Papua province: Jayapura regency, about 26 villages west of Lake Sentani.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 40% with Kemtuik [kmt].

Typology

SOV; postpositions; noun head initial; dual number; verb affixes mark person, number and gender; 16 consonants and 6 vowels; tense and aspect markers; inclusive/exclusive pronouns.

Language Use

Older adults only. Children learn Papuan Malay [pmy] exclusively. Also use Papuan Malay [pmy].

Language Development
Grammar. Bible portions: 1982–1985.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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