Komba

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Neng Den
Population

15,000 (2000 SIL).

Location

Morobe Province, Kabwum district. Bordered by Selepet [spl] language area northwest and Timbe [tim] west, Saruwaged mountains south, and Cromwell mountains east.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Border Komba, Central Komba, East Komba, West Central Komba, West Komba.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Also in church, songs. Positive attitudes. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi]. Tok Pisin also used in church, songs. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 40%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. NT: 1980.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.