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Gweda

A language of Papua New Guinea

ISO 639-3grw

Population  26 (2001 SIL).
Region  Milne Bay Province, Alotau District, Maramatana Local Council Area, Garuwahi village.
Language map  Papua New Guinea, Map 17, reference number 808
Alternate names   Garuwahi
Dialects  Most similar to Haigwai [hgw]. Lexical similarity: 71% with Wa’ema [wag], 69% with Taupota [tpa], 68% with Naura dialect of Haigwai [hgw], 67% with Kapulika dialect of Haigwai, 64% with Topura dialect of Wedau [wed], 63% with Tawala [tbo], 53% with Wedau.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Nuclear, North Papuan Mainland-D’Entrecasteaux, Are-Taupota, Taupota
Language use  2 older adults, their children and grandchildren. Also use Wedau, Taupota, Motu [meu], or English.
Comments  Nearly extinct.
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