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Extinct: no
Family: Other
Branch: Carib
Continent: Asia
Country: Indonesia
Region: North Maluku, Gebe, Yoi"umiyal, and Gag islands between southern Halmahera and Waigeo Island (Irian Jaya).
Countries Where Spoken: 1,000 to 3,000 in four villages (1983 C. and B. D. Grimes SIL).
Countries Where Official: Indonesia
Native Speakers: 3,000
Speakers Total: 3,000
Phrasebase members who speak Ge at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Ge at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Ge: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Ge: 0
Three Letter Code: GEI
Alternative Names: GEBI
Summary: 44% lexical similarity with Patani. Bilingualism in Indonesian increasing because of mining operation and schools. Language used in daily communication. A school in each village. Investigation needed: intelligibility with Raja Ampat Islands, Irian Jaya. Literacy rate in first language: Below 1%. Muslim.

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