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Asmat  
Indigenous Group Asmat (also known as: Asamat, Asomat, Asemer)
Location Indonesia, western half of the island of New Guinea, Irian Jaya province, mainly in the foothills of the Jayawijaya mountains and coastal areas
Estimated Population 67,000
Environment Rainforest and Coastal
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic
Subsistence Hunter / Gatherer
Level of Assimilation Traditional (a few clans nearly untouched)
Language Family Asmat
Classification: Trans-New Guinea > Main Section > Central and Western >Central and South New Guinea-Kutubuan > Central and South New Guinea > Asmat-Kamoro.

Dialects: Matia, Sapan (Safan), Simai (Simay), Misman, Ajam (Ayam), Keenok, Asmat (Yaosakor), Buruwai (Asienara, Asianara, Karufa, Madidwana, Sabakor), Senggo, Komasma, Bubis, Esaun, Pirabanak, Vakam, Tiau, Diuwe, Kamberau, Tarya, Yamur, Sempan.

Website URLs The World of the Asmat
American Museum of Asmat Art
National Geographic: The Hidden World of the Asmat
Publications about Papuan Linguistics 
The Rosetta Project: Asmat Languages 
Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion: Ancestor Sheilds of the Asmat
Humanity.org: Voices: Asmat Mytle: The Origin of Fire
NGOs Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance: Asmat Tribes

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