Ma’ya

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Sailolof, Salawati, Samate
Population

4,000 (Remijsen 2001).

Location

West Papua province: Raja Ampat archipelago on east Bantanta and central Salawati islands.

Language Status

6b* (Threatened).

Dialects

Ma’ya, Banlol, Batanta Island.

Language Use

Vigorous in some villages, shifting in others due to influx of outsiders (Remijsen 2001).

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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