Fembe

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Agala, Sinale
Population

350 (1986 SIL).

Location

Western Province, Upper Strickland river.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Most similar to Odoodee [kkc] and Konai [kxw].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%.
Other Comments

Bogaia [boq] moved into Fembe [agl] territory, dividing them into 2 geographical areas. Language shift reported towards Konai [kxw], Duna [duc], and Kubo [jko], breaking linguistic identity in 3 directions. Oil company work also impacting language shift.