Fasu

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Namome
Population

1,200 (Wurm and Hattori 1981). 750 Fasu, 300 Namuni, 150 Some.

Location

Southern Highlands Province, Nipa district, south into Gulf Province and west to Kikori river in Western Province.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Kaibu (Kaipu), Namome (Namumi, Namuni), Some.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Kasua [khs].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%–100%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1976–1995.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Some and Namuni may be separate languages (Wurm and Hattori 1981).