Biangai

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

1,400 (1991 SIL). 700 monolinguals.

Location

Morobe Province, Wau district, Bulolo river headwaters. 7 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ngowiye, Yongolei.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Literacy rate in L1 dropped due to adult reader deaths and the shift of children to Tok Pisin [tpi]. Literacy rate in L2 remains high due to the number of children attending school. NT: 1985.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].