Titan

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Manus, M’bunai, Moanus, Tito
Population

3,850 (1992 SIL).

Location

Manus Province, islands: Manus (southeast coast), Tawi, Wal, M’buke, Johnson, Baluan, Tilianu, Bundro, and Rambutyo.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

2 dialects, r speakers on southeast Manus Island, l speakers on outlying islands. Intelligibility between, r and l, dialects 100%.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi] or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%–100%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Part of the trading ring described by Margaret Mead (Mead 1956). Christian, traditional religion.