Dima

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Dimadima, Jimajima
Population

750 (2001 SIL). 115 monolinguals.

Location

Milne Bay Province, east of Moi bay coast almost to Posaposa Harbor; Ruaba river area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 41% with Daga [dgz] (most similar).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Also use Anuki [aui], Are [mwc], Doga [dgg], English [eng], Gapapaiwa [pwg], Hiri Motu [hmo], Maiwa [mti], Tok Pisin [tpi]. Used as L2 by Doga [dgg].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.