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.

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