Pinai-Hagahai

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Aramo, Hagahai, Miamia, Pinai, Pinaye, Wapi
Population

600 (1997 SIL).

Location

Enga, Madang, Western Highlands and East Sepik provinces border area.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Luya-Ginam-Mamusi, Pinai. Lexical similarity: 78% among dialects, 33% with Haruai [tmd], 19% with Kobon [kpw], 8% with Enga [enq].

Language Use

Also use Enga [enq], Haruai [tmd], Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2002–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Pinai by Enga Province speakers; Hagahai by those in Madang Province. Ethnonym: Wapi or Miamia, sometimes used by Enga; Aramo by Haruai [tmd] speakers. Medical workers report widespread health problems.