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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

22,100 (2000 census).

Location

Eastern Highlands province: Kainantu district; Morobe province: Markham district, west of district headquarters Mutzing town.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Oyana (Oiyana), Gadsup. Related to Ontenu [ont].

Typology

SOV; whistle speech reported.

Language Use

All ages. Used as L2 by Kambaira [kyy].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Videos. NT: 1981.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.