Maia

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Banar, Maya, Pila, Saki, Suaro, Turutap, Yakiba
Population

4,350 (2000 census). 3,720 in main dialect, 630 in southern dialect.

Location

Madang Province, Bogia district, mainland south of Manam island.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Bible portions: 1988–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].