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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Aomie, Upper Managalasi
Population

800 (1993 SIL). 400 monolinguals.

Location

Oro Province, Kokoda, Upper Kumusi, and Afore districts, northwest of Managalasi, Mamama river, and upper Kumusi valley.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Asapa, Gora-Bomahouji, Ihuaje, Juvaje, Zuwadza.

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Some use Hiri Motu [hmo] or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Grammar. NT: 1991.
Writing
Latin script.