Goodenough, West

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Diodio
Population

2,180 (2000). 440 monolinguals.

Location

Milne Bay Province, Goodenough island west coast.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Awale, Central Diodio, Giwau, Iauiaula, Miyalabi, Molata, Utalo. Lexical similarity: 66% with Bwaidoka [bwd] (most similar).

Language Use

All domains. Also use Bwaidoka [bwd].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: High.