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This report summarizes sociolinguistic research carried out from November 20-29, 2000 in Mapi River villages in southern Irian Jaya. The research was conducted in Kouh, Mandobo, Obaa, Edera, and Nambioman Bapai (Nambai) Districts of Merauke County. The purpose was assessment of language development needs of speakers of the Jair, Kombai, Auyu, and Yaqay languages through the administration of sociolinguistic oral questionnaires and the transcription of wordlists.