Oirata language

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For the moth genus, see Oirata (moth).
"Maaro" redirects here. For the Kannada film, see Maaro (film).
Region Kisar, Indonesia
Native speakers
unknown (1,200 cited 1987)[1]
Trans–New Guinea (TNG)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 oia
Glottolog oira1263[2]

Oirata (also known as Maaro) is a Papuan language spoken on the island of Kisar in Indonesia, and in Ambon. According to Ethnologue, there were 1,200 speakers in 1987.


  1. ^ Oirata at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Oirata". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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