Demta language

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Native toIndonesia
RegionDemta District, Jayapura Regency, Papua
Native speakers
1,300 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3dmy

Demta, also known as Sowari and Muris, is a Papuan language on the north coast of Papua, Indonesia. It is spoken in Ambora, Muris Besar, Muris Kecil, and Yougafsa villages, all located in Demta District.[3]

Further reading[edit]

  • Kim, So Hyun. 2006. Survey Report on the Sowari Language of Papua, Indonesia. Unpublished report. Jayapura: SIL Indonesia.


  1. ^ Demta at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Demta". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Indonesia languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.