Yerakai
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionEast Sepik Province
Native speakers
380 (2000 census)[1]
Sepik
Language codes
ISO 639-3yra
Glottologyera1243
ELPYerakai
Coordinates: 4°16′49″S 142°55′27″E / 4.280234°S 142.924084°E / -4.280234; 142.924084 (Yerakai)Coordinates: 4°16′49″S 142°55′27″E / 4.280234°S 142.924084°E / -4.280234; 142.924084 (Yerakai)

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 other Middle Sepik languages. Glottolog leaves it unclassified.[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]

References

  1. ^ Yerakai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forke, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2020). "Yerakai". Glottolog 4.3.
  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.