Tarpia

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Sufrai, Tarfia
Population

630 (2006 SIL).

Location

Papua Province, Jayapura regency, Demta subdistrict, north coast, west of Tanahmerah bay, Tarfia village.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Kaptiau [kbi] and Bonggo [bpg].

Language Use

Endangered (2000 D. Tryon; 2000 S. Wurm). Under pressure from Sentani [set] and Indonesian [ind] (Wurm 2007). Private domains. Mainly older adults. Also use Indonesian [ind], Papuan Malay [pmy].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian.

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