Mende

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Seim
Population

5,700 (2003 SIL).

Location

Sandaun Province, Nuku district, Torricelli range hills sloping south toward Sepik river plains. 15 villages east of Mehek.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 49% with nearest Kwanga [kwj] village.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.