Spoken L1 Language: Papuan Malay

Comments on subclassification

Paauw, Scott H. 2009

AES status:
not endangered
Source:
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2020
Comment:
Malay, Papuan (pmy-pmy) = 3 (Wider communication). Used as a trade language in the 19th century and established further as an LWC by Dutch colonial language policies in early 20th century. Now LWC in coastal areas of West Papua.
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