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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Mawam, Mebu
Population

570 (2003 SIL). Ethnic population: 570.

Location

Madang Province, southwest of Saidor, Mibu and Tariknan villages, area hamlets.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Mina. Related to Nankina [nnk] (Jerung).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 20%.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.