Report on the Merauke Subdistrict Survey, Papua, Indonesia

Statement of Responsibility:
Sohn, Myo-Sook, Randy Lebold and Ron Kriens
Series Issue:
2009-018
Date:
2009
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2009-018
Extent:
46 pages
Abstract:

A language survey was conducted in Merauke Subdistrict of Papua, Indonesia, to determine what languages are spoken in each village, as well as the internal dialectology and language vitality of each of the languages encountered. Data was gathered through the use of wordlists and sociolinguistic questionnaires, as well as informal observation. The results indicate that the team encountered six languages: Marind, Morori, Ngkâlmpw Kanum, Sota Kanum, Smärky Kanum, and Yei. Language development possibilities are the strongest for the Marind and Yei languages, but further survey is needed in the wider area to get a more complete picture of the situation of these languages.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Indonesia
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Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Language surveys
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Entry Number:
9116