Imbongu

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Au, Aua, Awa, Ibo Ugu, Imbo Ungo, Imbo Ungu, Imbonggo
Population

42,500 (2000 census). 6,380 monolinguals.

Location

Southern Highlands Province, Ialibu district.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Awa (Au, Aua).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Tok Pisin [tpi], West Kewa [kew], Wiru [wiu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. NT: 1997.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.