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Several languages are spoken in the Muting District along the southern
coast of Irian Jaya [now Papua] of Indonesia. This survey was a preliminary investigation of language use in villages and the relationship between the different varieties. Languages surveyed were Bian Marind, Mandobo, and Yei. Word lists were elicited but not reported with this paper.