Pano

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Malasanga
Population

1,180 (2000 census).

Location

Morobe Province, Huon peninsula north coast, from Lepsius Point tip to Wasu, Singorokai, Bugada, Malasanga and Sigawa villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Malasanga, Singorokai. Intelligibility: 88% between dialects. Lexical similarity (based on Pano dialect): 76% with Karnai [bbv], 71% with Arop-Lokep [apr], 36% with Ronji [roe], 32% with Malalamai [mmt], 29% with Mato [met], 22% with Gitua [ggt].

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

All ages.

Other Comments

Different from Mur Pano (Pano) [tkv]. Christian, traditional religion.