Buang, Mangga

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Kaidemui, Manga Buang
Population

1,500 (2011 SIL), decreasing. Ethnic population: 3,000.

Location

Morobe Province, Mumeng district, mid-upper Snake river area, Lae and Moresby.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Kwasang, Lagis.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Mostly over 25. Most children and young adults speak only Tok Pisin [tpi]. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%–75%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Dictionary. NT: 1981.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.