Ari language (New Guinea)
|Native to||Papua New Guinea|
|Region||Ari and Serea villages, Aramia River area, Western Province.|
The Ari language is a Papuan language of the Trans–New Guinea family. As of the 2000 census there were only 50 Ari speakers, living in two villages. As of 2010 the language is considered a dead language. The validity of this census is dubious as it was conducted in a country where the government is decentralized. Also the writer of this has first-hand experience in 2014 of speaking with Ari speakers.
The closest language to Ari is the Gogodala language.
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