Kwanga

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Gawanga, Kawanga
Population

10,000 (2001 SIL).

Location

East Sepik Province, Maprik district, beyond west boundary; Makru-Klaplei division, Nuku district; Sandaun Province, east of Mehek. 40 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Apos, Bongos (Bongomaise, Bongomamsi, Nambi), Tau (Kubiwat), Wasambu, Yubanakor (Daina). 2 main dialects, 5 subdialects.

Typology

OSV.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–15%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. NT: 1991.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].