Oya’oya

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Daiomuni, Kuiaro, Loani, Simagahi
Population

370 (1990 census).

Location

Milne Bay Province, Samarai-Murua district, Bwanabwana local government area, southeast tip of Papuan mainland facing China strait.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Dialect subgroup. Reportedly similar to Unubahe [unu]. Lexical similarity: 61% with Wagawaga [wgb], 46% with Saliba [sbe], 31% with Tawala [tbo], 48% with Buhutu [bxh].

Other Comments

No schools. Children travel by boat to various offshore islands for school.