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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
“Managalasi” (pej.), “Managulasi” (pej.)
Population

10,000 (2000 SIL). 4,000 monolinguals.

Location

Oro Province, Popondetta district, southeast of the Omie [aom], east of the Barai [bbb] language areas.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Afore, Akabafa, Averi, Chimona, Dea, Jimuni, Karira, Mesari, Minjori, Muaturaina, Nami, Numba, Oko, Wakue.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Hiri Motu [hmo], Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Taught in primary schools. Newspapers. Radio programs. Dictionary. NT: 1975–1999.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Hiri Motu [hmo] use diminishing. Traditional religion.