Finongan

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Finungwa, Finungwan
Population

1,300 (2002 SIL). 40 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 1,350.

Location

Morobe Province.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Mamaa.

Language Use

Home, community, church. All ages. Positive attitudes. 65 also use English [eng]. 1,250 also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 60% in Tok Pisin [tpi]; 5% in English [eng].
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.