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A language of Indonesia

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

L1 users: 3,750 (1990 UBS).

Location

Papua province: Jayapura regency, Bukia, Depapre, and Wari towns, and 13 villages on north coast.

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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