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 LLG, 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].

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