Fuyug

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Fuyuge, Fuyughe, Mafulu
Population

14,000 (2003 SIL). Ethnic population: 14,000.

Location

Central Province, Goilala district, Owen Stanley range.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Central Udab, Northeast Fuyug, North-South Udab, West Fuyug. Lexical similarity: 35% with Biangai [big], 33% with Kunimaipa [kup], 29% with Weri [wer], 27% with Tauade [ttd].

Typology

SOV; (C)V(C)(C); postpositions.

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Hiri Motu [hmo], Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 10%. Poetry. Newspapers. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1973–1994.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.