Kokoda

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Kasuweri, Komudago, Nebes, Oderago, Samalek, Tarof
Population

3,700 (1991 SIL).

Location

West Papua province: Sorong Selatan regency in Bird’s Head, northwest coast of Maccluer gulf.

Language Status

6b* (Threatened).

Dialects

Kasuweri (Komudago), Negri Besar (Negeri Besar), Tarof. Wurm and Hattori (1981) list Kasuweri and Tarof as separate languages. Komudago and Tarof dialects are most similar. Lexical similarity: 60% with Kemberano [bzp]; Kasuweri dialect 86% with Tarof dialect; Negri Besar 82% with Tarof.

Language Use

Home.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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