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Ese

A language of Papua New Guinea

ISO 639-3mcq

Population  10,000 (2000 SIL). 4,000 monolinguals.
Region  Oro Province, Popondetta District, southeast of the Omie [aom], east of the Barai [bbb].
Language map  Papua New Guinea, Map 16, reference number 740
Alternate names   “Managalasi” , “Managulasi”
Dialects  Muaturaina, Chimona, Dea, Akabafa, Nami, Mesari, Averi, Afore, Minjori, Oko, Wakue, Numba, Jimuni, Karira.
Classification  Trans-New Guinea, Southeast Papuan, Koiarian, Baraic
Language use  Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitude. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi], English, or Hiri Motu [hmo].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Taught in primary schools. Newspapers. Radio programs. Dictionary. NT: 1975–1999.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Agriculturalists: taro, bananas, pineapple, coffee, vegetables, fruit. Traditional religion.