Pawaia

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Aurama, Pavaia, Sira, Tudahwe, Yasa
Population

4,000 (1991 SIL).

Location

Simbu Province, Karimui district; Gulf Province, Purari river near Oroi; Eastern Highlands Province.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Aurama (Turoha, Uri), Hauruha.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. NT: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.