Samarokena language

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Samarokena
Tamaja
Region Papua
Native speakers
unknown (400 cited 1982)[1]
Tor–Kwerba
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tmj
Glottolog sama1240[2]

Samarokena (Samarkena, Karfasia, Tamaja ~ Tamaya) is a poorly documented Papuan language spoken in Indonesian Papua. Wurm (1975) linked it to the Kwerba languages, but Ross (2005) could not find enough evidence to classify it. Donahue (2002) found that the pronouns correspond closely to those of Airoran, though both are divergent from the Kwerba languages of the interior.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samarokena at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Samarokena". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Clouse, Duane, Mark Donohue and Felix Ma. 2002. "Survey report of the north coast of Irian Jaya."[1]