Yerakai language

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Yerakai
Native to Papua New Guinea
Region East Sepik Province
Native speakers
380 (2000 census)[1]
Sepik?
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yra
Glottolog yera1243[2]

Yerakai (Yerekai) is a Sepik language spoken in Sandaun Province, Papua-New Guinea. It's highly divergent from other Sepik languages, being only 6% cognate with the Middle Sepik languages it is sometimes classified with. Glottolog leaves it unclassified / as an isolate.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Yerakai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ a b Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Yerakai". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.