Samarokena language

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Samarokena
Tamaja
RegionPapua
Native speakers
(400 cited 1982)[1]
Tor–Kwerba
Language codes
ISO 639-3tmj
Glottologsama1240[2]

Samarokena (Samarkena, Karfasia, Tamaja ~ Tamaya) is a poorly documented Papuan language spoken in Indonesian Papua.

Samarokena is spoken in Karfasia, Maseb, Samarkena, and Tamaya villages.[3]

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. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Samarokena". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Indonesia languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  • Clouse, Duane, Mark Donohue and Felix Ma. 2002. "Survey report of the north coast of Irian Jaya."[1]