Mapia language

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Mapia
Native toIndonesia
RegionMapia Atoll, north of Cenderawasih Bay
Extinct(1 speaker, undated, end 20th century)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mpy
Glottologmapi1250[2]

Mapia is an extinct Micronesian language of Indonesia. It was spoken on Mapia Atoll, 180 km north of the coast of West Papua. The population emigrated to Micronesia early in the 20th century, and then assimilated linguistically[3]; the only speaker as of 2000 was an elderly man who had remained behind on the island. The rest of the population of Mapia are now Biak-speaking immigrants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mapia at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mapia". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "Mapia". Ethnologue. SIL International. Retrieved 19 December 2018.