West Papua tribes Fak Fak 28 Tribes

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Papua tribes

West Papua tribes

Fak Fak 28 Tribes

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Baham   1.500  Christian

Fakfak Regency; Kaimana, Fakfak and Kokas subdistricts. West Bomberai Peninsula east of the Iha [ihp] language. Alternate names: Patimuni. Dialects: Similar to Iha.

Bedoanas  200 Christian

Fakfak Regency, Kokas subdistrict, northwest coast, Bomberai Peninsula.

Buruwai  1.100  Christian

Fakfak Regency, Kaimana subdistrict, south Bomberai Peninsula, Kamrau Bay southwest, Yarona, Kuna, Esania, Marobia, Guriasa, Tairi, Hia, and Gaka villages. Alternate names: Asianara, Asienara, Karufa, Madidwana, Sabakor, Sebakoor.

Erokwanas 400  Animism

Northwest coast of Bomberai Peninsula, north of Baham [bdw].

Iha  7.400  Christian

Alternate names: Kapaur. Dialects: Similar to Baham

Irarutu   5.400  Christian

East Bomberai Peninsula southwest from Arguni Bay north to Bintuni Bay. 44 villages. Alternate names: Arguni Bay, Irahutu, IrutuIrarutu_to, Kaitero, Kasira. Dialects: 6 or 7 dialects. Lexical similarity: 90% with Kuri [nbn].

Kamberau   1.900  Christian

Southeast Bomberai Peninsula, Kamrau Bay area, Ubia-Seramuku, Bahomia, Waho, Wamoma, Inari, Tanggaromi, Koi, Wamesa, Coa villages. Alternate names: Iria, Kamkbrau, Kamrau. Dialects: Similar to Buruwai [asi]. Lexical similarity: 60% with Buruwai.

Kamoro  11.000  Christian

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South coast, Etna Bay to Mukamuga River. Alternate names: Kamora, Kaokonau, Lakahia, Mimika, Mukamuga, Nafarpi, Nagramadu, Nefarpi, Neferipi, Umar, Umari. Dialects: Tarya, Yamur, Nanesa. 4 other dialects.

The KAMORO people work in fishing, marketing, sago-processing, and hunting along their coastal lands. The coastal and river dwellers can best be accessed by boat but some KAMORO people level at higher altitudes. They have traditionally been a semi-nomadic people.
Many KAMORO people believe they don’t have a lot of goods because although their ancestors are sending goods for them, outsiders are intercepting the goods. Many KAMORO people now live in Etna Bay-government center. The main diet of the KAMORO people is sago and fish. The KAMORO people are known for their wooden canoe ornaments and houses for rituals. Individual clans look up to the clan leader. Both the Catholic Church in Indonesia and the Evangelical Christian Church in Irian Jaya have worship facilities in the language area.
The KAMORO are sometimes known as the KAMORA, MIMIKA, LAKAHIA, NAGRAMADU, UMARI, MUKAMUGA, NEFERIPI, NEFARPI, MASWENA, NAFA, KAOKONAU, or UMAR people. Tarya, Yamur, Nanesa are three KAMORO language dialects. The KAMORO people have regular contact with other coastal people. The KAMORO language is part of the Asmat-Kamoro language family.

Karas 300  Christian

Karas Island, off southwest coast of Bomberai Peninsula, southeast from Fak Fak, Antalisa and Mas.

Kemberano  2.000  Christian

South Bird’s Head coast, east of Komundan River, south of Arandai [jbj]; northwest Bomberai Peninsula, south from Kalitami across Bintuni Bay, several villages. Alternate names: Arandai, Barau, Kalitami, Wariagar. Dialects: Barau, Weriagar. Lexical similarity: 85% with Arandai [jbj], 60% with Kokoda [xod].

Kowiai   600

Bomberai Peninsula; southwest coast, Kaimana; Kamrau Bay on several islands, Keroi, Adijaya, Namatota, Waikala, Kayumerah villages. Alternate names: Adi, Aiduma, Kaiwai, Kajumerah, Kayumerah, Koiwai, Kuiwai, Namatota, Namatote. Dialects: Keroi, Adijaya, Namatota, Waikala. Central Malayo-Polynesian (1991 R. Blust).

Kuri 800 Animism

Southwest Bomberai Peninsula, Nabi (Kuri) River area west from Wandamen Bay. 16 villages. Alternate names: Modan, Nabi. Dialects: Similar to Irarutu [irh]. Lexical similarity: 90% with Irarutu.

Mairasi  3.800  Christian

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Bomberai Peninsula, southwest coast of neck, east and northeast from Kaimana, Wasior, Triton Bay. Alternate names: Faranyao, Kaniran. Dialects: Northeastern Mairasi. Similar to Semimi [etz]. Northeastern Mairasi may be a separate language. Lexical similarity: 69% with Semimi, 61% with Mer [mnu].

Mer  300  Christian

Central Bird’s Head, Wosimi and Uremo river headwaters. Alternate names: Miere, Muri. Dialects: Lexical similarity: 63% with Semimi [etz], 61% with Mairasi [zrs].

Mor 60  Christian

Northwest Bomberai Peninsula, Bintuni Bay coast. Alternate names: Mor2.

Onin 600  Animism

North and northwest Bomberai Peninsula. Alternate names: Onim, Sepa. Dialects: Nikuda, Ogar, Patipi, Sepa.

Onin 800  Christian

Northwest Bomberai Peninsula coast and one small island. Alternate names: Seka. Dialects: Lexical similarity: highest with Arguni [agf].

Semini  1.000

Bomberai Peninsula near Kaniran, south part of neck extending west to Triton Bay. Alternate names: Etna Bay, Muri, Wesrau. Dialects: Lexical similarity: 69% with Mairasi [zrs], 63% with Mer [mnu].

Suabo 2.100  Christian

South Bird’s Head along Maccluer Gulf. 15 villages. Alternate names: Iagu, Inanwatan, Mirabo, Suabau. Dialects: Most similar to Duriankere [dbn].

Tanah Merah  800  Christian

North Bomberai Peninsula, Gondu and Bapai rivers. Alternate names: Sumeri, Sumerine.

Tandia  2

Bird’s Head neck area just south of Wandamen Peninsula, Wohsimi River.

Tehit  11.000 Christian

500 monolinguals. Southwest Bird’s Head, Regency Sorong, most of Teminabuan subdistrict, half of Sawiat subdistrict. About 31 villages. Alternate names: KaibusTehit_tonemapped, Tahit, Tehid, Teminabuan. Dialects: Tehit Jit, Mbol Fle, Saifi, Imyan, Sfa Riere, Fkar, Sawiat Salmeit. Most similar to Kalabra [kzz]. Lexical similarity: 60% with Kalabra.

Uruangnirin 400  Animism

Karas Island and 2 small islands between Karas Island and mainland of southwest Bomberai Peninsula. Alternate names: Faur, Tubiruasa.

Yahadian  600  Christian

South Bird’s Head, along Maccluer Gulf between lower Mintamani and Sekak rivers. Alternate names: Jahadian, Nerigo, Yabin Yahadian. Dialects: Lexical similarity: 60% with Konda [knd].

Yaur  600  Animism

Lower end of Cenderawasih Bay, west of Iresim. Alternate names: Jaur.

Yeretuar  400 Christian

Lower Cenderawasih Bay, south of Wandamen [wad]. Alternate names: Goni, Umar, Umari

 

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