Yerakai language

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Yerakai
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionEast Sepik Province
Native speakers
380 (2000 census)[1]
Sepik? Language isolate?
Language codes
ISO 639-3yra
Glottologyera1243[2]

Yerakai (Yerekai) is a Sepik language spoken in Sandaun Province, Papua-New Guinea. It is 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]

It is spoken in Yerakai (4°16′49″S 142°55′27″E / 4.280234°S 142.924084°E / -4.280234; 142.924084 (Yerakai)) village, Yerakai ward, Ambunti Rural LLG, East Sepik Province.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Yerakai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ a b Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yerakai". 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). "Papua New Guinea languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  4. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.