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|Native to||Western New Guinea|
|Region||Pegunungan Bintang Regency, Batom subdistrict|
In 2007, on a Papuan language website, a Mark Donohue reported that,
- Murkim [and] Lepki [and] Kembra are, along with a number of other languages, unclassified groups living between the main cordillera and Mt. 6234, in the north of Papua near the PNG border (where 'near' = up to about 6 days' walk). They don't appear to be related to each other, based on wordlists, and they don't appear to show external affiliations.
Hammarström (2010) concurs that the few lexical resemblances with its neighbors are most likely to be loans, though he did not have access to Kembra data.
- Murkim at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Murkim". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Harald Hammarström, 2010, 'The status of the least documented language families in the world'. In Language Documentation & Conservation, v 4, p 183 
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