Daga

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Dimuga, Nawp
Population

9,000 (2007 SIL), increasing. 4,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 10,000.

Location

Milne Bay Province, Rabaraba district; Central Province, Abau district.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Lower Daga, Upper Daga.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 40%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%–60%. Taught in primary and secondary schools. Grammar. NT: 1974–2005.
Writing
Latin script.