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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

10,000 (2011 SIL), increasing. Population increase due to Bakesu Revival Church activity. L2 users: 1,000 (Voegelin 1977). Spoken by 1,000 Nomu [noh] and Sialum [slw] (Voegelin and Voegelin 1977).

Location

Morobe Province, Finschhafen district, northeast Huon peninsula.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Amugen, Ziwe.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Home, church, government. Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Dedua [ded], Nomu [noh], Sialum [slw].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Used in church education. NT: 1991–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.