Makayam

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Adulu, Atura, Aturu, Makaeyam, Tirio
Population

1,300 (2003 SIL).

Location

Western Province, Fly estuary, Sumogi island, Adulu, Lewada, and Suame villages. Giribam dialect: Janor village.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Giribam. Lexical similarity: 79% with Giribam dialect, 52% with Bitur [mcc], 47% with Wara [tci], 32% with Baramu [bmz].

Language Use

Consistent use by children reported in Lewada and Suame. Also use Bitur [mcc], English [eng].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].