Musom

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Misatik
Population

200 (Wurm 2000). Ethnic population: 620.

Location

Morobe Province, Busu river tributary.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Adzera [adz] dialect subgroup member.

Language Use

Endangered (2000 D. Tryon, 2000 S. Wurm). Much intermarriage with speakers of other languages, strong presence of Tok Pisin [tpi] and Yabem [jae], education of children in English [eng], long absences of adult males for work all contribute to the detriment of the language.