Smerki
Kanum
RegionSoutheast Merauke Regency, Indonesia
Native speakers
150 (2018)[1]
Dialects
  • Bârkâli
  • Smärki
Language codes
ISO 639-3kxq
Glottologsmar1235
ELPSmärky Kanum

Smerki is a Yam language spoken in Rawu Biru, Tomer, Tomerau, and Yakiw in southeast Merauke Regency, Indonesia.[1] Bârkâli (Barkari) and Smärki may be distinct enough to count as separate languages. The Tamer language is closely related.

References

  1. ^ a b Evans, Nicholas (2018). "The languages of Southern 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. 641–774. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.