|(100,000 cited 1985)|
Ekari (also Ekagi, Kapauku, Mee) is a Trans–New Guinea language spoken by about 100,000 people in the Paniai lakes region of the Indonesian province of Papua, including the villages of Enaratoli, Mapia and Moanemani. This makes it the second-most populous Papuan language in Indonesian New Guinea after Western Dani. Language use is vigorous. Documentation is quite limited.
The voiced velar stop (ɡ) is pronounced laterally as /ɡˡ/, the lateral pronunciation occurring back in the velar position. Both /k/ and /ɡˡ/ are labialized when occurring before a front vowel (i.e. okei [okʷei]). /j/ is more palatalized when existing before a high front vowel (i.e. yina [ʝina]).
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