Wagi

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Foran, Furan, Kamba, Mis-Kemba
Population

3,380 (2003 SIL).

Location

Madang Province, northwest of Madang, Mis, Kamba, Foran, Kauris, and Silibob villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 30% with Ari dialect of Nobonob [gaw].

Typology

SOV; adjectives, numerals follow noun head; verb affixes mark person, number; CV, CVC, VC, V; nontonal.

Language Use

Also use Ari [aac], Nobonob [gaw], Tok Pisin [tpi]. Used as L2 by Ngaing [nnf].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–25%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].