Ghayavi

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Boanai, Boanaki, Boianaki, Boinaki, Galavi
Population

2,810 (2000 census).

Location

Milne Bay Province, Alotau district, Weraura local government area, north coast Goodenough bay, Uga west to Wadobuna east, including Rabaraba.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 76% with Gapapaiwa [pwg] (most similar), 46% with Wedau [wed].

Language Use

Also use English [eng], Gapapaiwa [pwg], Wedau [wed].

Language Development
Most are literate. Poetry. Films. Bible portions: 2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].