Maring

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Mareng, Yoadabe-Watoare
Population

11,000 (1998 SIL).

Location

Western Highlands Province, Hagen district; Madang Province, Bismarck range. 18 villages.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Central Maring, Eastern Maring, Kambegl, Karamba, Timbunki, Tsuwenki. Central dialect understood by all other dialect speakers.

Typology

SOV.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Grammar. Bible portions: 1974–1979.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].