Suena

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Yarawe, Yarawi, Yema
Population

3,600 (2000 SIL). Ethnic population: 3,700.

Location

Morobe Province, Lae district, southeast coast, north of Yekora.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Yarawi reportedly spoke Suena from 1910 to 1978, but today may speak a dialect of Binandere [bhg] as L1 (2000). Also use English [eng], Tok Pisin [tpi]. Used as L2 by Yekora [ykr].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%–100%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Grammar. NT: 1978.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.