Ekari language

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Ekari
Mee
Native to Indonesia
Region Papua
Ethnicity Ekari
Native speakers
unknown (100,000 cited 1985)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ekg
Glottolog ekar1243[2]
view of Moanemani, Papua

Ekari (also Ekagi, Kapauku, Mee) is a Trans–New Guinea language spoken by about 100,000 people in the Paniai lakes region of the Indonesian province of Papua, including the villages of Enaratoli, Mapia and Moanemani. This makes it the second-most populous Papuan language in Indonesian New Guinea after Western Dani. Language use is vigorous. Documentation is quite limited.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ekari at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ekari". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Doble, Marion. 1962. Essays on Kapauku grammar.. Nieuw Guinea Studiën 6.152-5, 211-8, 279-98.
  • Doble, Marion. 1987. A description of some features of Ekari language structure. Oceanic Linguistics 26: 55-113.
  • Drabbe, Peter. 1952. Spraakkunst van het Ekagi, Wisselmeren, Nederlands Nieuw Guinea. Den Haag: Martinus Nijhoff.
  • Steltenpool, J. 1969. Ekagi-Dutch-English-Indonesian Dictionary, (VKI 56). The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff.