Galeya

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Garea
Population

2,620 (2000 census). 790 monolinguals.

Location

Milne Bay Province, Fergusson island, Esa’ala district, Gameta, Ulua, Lau’oya, Duduna, Momo’awa and Sebutuya wards.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Basima, Gameta, Garea (Galeya), Sebutuia, Urua, Wadalei. Lexical similarity: 61% with Boselewa [bwf] (most similar), 80% with Garea and Basima dialects.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Dobu [dob]. Used as L2 by Gumawana [gvs].

Other Comments

Less than half of children are in school. Christian, traditional religion.