Sewa Bay

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Duau Pwata
Population

1,520 (1972 census). 300 monolinguals.

Location

Milne Bay Province, center of Normanby island, Sewa Bay area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bwakera, Central Sewa Bay, Darubia, Maiabare, Miadeba, Sewataitai, Sibonai. Very diverse dialects. Lexical similarity: 45% with Dobu [dob] (most similar).

Language Use

Also use Dobu [dob].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.