Takia

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

40,000.

Location

Madang Province, Madang district, Karkar island south half, Bagabag island, Megiar and Serang coastal villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Megiar, Serang.

Language Use

All ages. Young children also use Tok Pisin [tpi], often mastered before Takia. All except older women also use Tok Pisin. A few also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%–75%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. People usually write in Tok Pisin [tpi] or English [eng]. Taught in primary schools. NT: 1999.
Writing
Latin script.