Ngaing

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Mailang, Sor
Population

2,020 (2000 census). Ethnic population: 2,060.

Location

Madang Province, southwest of Saidor, foothills from coast to Finisterre Range. 15 villages.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Central Ngaing, Eastern Ngaing, Western Ngaing.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use Tok Pisin [tpi] (increasing). Also use Gedaged [gdd], Rempi [rmp], Wagi [fad].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%. Literacy rate in L2: 60% Tok Pisin. Taught in secondary schools, preparatory schools in 7 villages; 2 community schools. Bible portions: 2004.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.