Kwerba
Sasawa
Native toIndonesia
RegionSarmi Regency, Papua
Native speakers
(2,500 cited 1996)[1]
Dialects
  • Serikenam
  • Sasawa
  • Nogukwabai
Language codes
ISO 639-3kwe
Glottolognucl1595

Kwerba is a Papuan language of Indonesia. Alternate names are Airmati (Armati), Koassa, Mataweja, Naibedj, Segar Tor, Tekutameso.

Kwerba is spoken in Apiaweti, Aurime, Munukania, Tatsewalem, and Wamariri villages in Sarmi Regency.[2]

Pronouns

Kwerba nominative pronouns as given in Foley (2018):[3]

singular dual plural
1st person excl co nano’ nino
incl na’no neno
2nd person am nono nom
3rd person iiniim iinembwano iinembwa

References

  1. ^ Kwerba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Indonesia languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  3. ^ Foley, William A. (2018). "The languages of Northwest New Guinea". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. Vol. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 433–568. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.