Amele

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Amale
Population

5,300 (1987 SIL).

Location

Madang Province, Madang district, hills up from Astrolabe bay, between Gum and Gogol rivers. 40 hamlets.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Haija, Huar, Jagahala. Related to Gumalu [gmu], Sihan [snr], Isebe [igo], Bau [bbd], and Panim [pnr].

Typology

SOV.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%–100%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Grammar. NT: 1997.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].