Information from: “Australia and the Pacific” (424-557) . Stephen A Wurm (2007) Routledge
40 percent certain, based on the evidence available
In 1978, 600 speakers were reported. There are probably fewer now.
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The language is under pressure from Indonesian because of its nearness to Arso, and to the capital Jayapura. Especially the children are under strong pressure from Indonesian.
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Spoken about 50km south of Jayapura on the Upper Tami River around Arso town near the Papua New Guinea border.
Information from: “Sepik languages: checklist and preliminary classification” . Laycock, Donald C. (1973) , Wurm, Stephen A. · Australian National University, Research School of Pacific Studies, Department of Linguistics
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available