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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Jakari, Tabi, Tanah Merah, Tanahmerah 2, Tepera
Population

3,750 (1990 UBS).

Location

Papua Province, Jayapura regency, Bukia, Depapre, and Wari towns, on north coast east and west of Tanahmerah bay: 13 villages.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Yokari, Tepera, Yewena-Yongsu. Yokari dialect understood by other dialects at 80% to 95%, others have 95%–100% mutual intelligibility. Lexical similarity: 30% with Sentani [set].

Language Use

Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1986–1991.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Distinct from Tanahmerah [tcm] (Sumeri) of Bomberai Peninsula. Christian, traditional religion.

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