Sam

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Songum
Population

780 (2000 census).

Location

Madang Province, inland and south of Bongu, Songum, Buan, and Wongbe villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Speakers aged 5–45 use Tok Pisin [tpi] when speaking with outsiders; most also understand some of the neighboring languages.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Songum is a village name, ‘Sam’, language.