Siane

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Siani
Population

29,000 (2000 census).

Location

Eastern Highlands Province, Watabung and Unggai census divisions (16,000), Goroka district; Simbu Province, Nambaiyufa census division (11,000).

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Alango, Fowe, Kemanimowe, Keto, Kolepa, Komoigaleka, Komongu, Laiya, Lambau, Olumba, Ona, Wando, Yamofowe, Yandime. Separate literature exists in Komongu and Lambau dialects.

Typology

SOV

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%–50%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. NT: 1991–1997.
Writing
Latin script.