Taupota

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

1,280 (2001 SIL).

Location

Milne Bay Province, Alotau district, Maramatana LGA, East Cape, Wamawamana to Garuwahi, includes Taupota village.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Probably part of a chain of related varieties with Wa’ema [wag] south and Wedau [wed] west. Lexical similarity: 81% with Topura dialect of Wedau [wed], 69% with central Wedau [wed], 76% with Wa’ema [wag], 56% with Tawala [tbo], 53% with Maiwala [mum].

Language Use

Also use Tawala [tbo], Wedau [wed]. Used as L2 by Gweda [grw].

Language Development
Poetry. Videos. Bible portions: 2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

2 schools.