Girawa

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Bagasin, Begasin, Begesin
Population

4,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981).

Location

Madang Province, Ramu district.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Related to Munit [mtc] and Kein [bmh].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 45%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Taught in primary schools. NT: 1995.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].