Miu

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Myu
Population

395 (2000 D. Tryon). Ethnic population: 1,250.

Location

West New Britain Province, Gimi Rauto district, southwest interior.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Miu treated as a dialect of Kaulong [pss] by Wurm and Hattori.

Typology

SVO; some minor affixation

Language Use

Not endangered (2000 D. Tryon). All ages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 20%. Literacy rate in L2: 20%. NT: 2003.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

People live in hamlets of 1 or 2 families. Traditional religion, Christian.