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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Sawiyanu
Population

480 (1990 census).

Location

East Sepik Province, Ambunti district, Waniap creek, south of Sepik river, south of Namia, Ama (Wopolu I), Wopolu II (Nokonufa), Kauvia (Kawiya), and Yonuwai villages; all on hills rising from the swamp.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Dialects have converged.

Typology

SOV

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. NT: 1990–2009.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Seminomadic. Christian, traditional religion.