Wagawaga

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Baeaula, Beauli, Ealeba, Gamadoudou, Gibara, Kilikilana
Population

600 (2000 census). 60 monolinguals.

Location

Milne Bay Province, Upper and Lower Dawadawa wards, along Tawala river and east of Wagawaga village, in the middle of Tawala [tbo] language area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Gamadoudou. Reportedly similar to Yaleba [ylb]. Lexical similarity: 61% with Oya’oya [oyy], 31% with Tawala [tbo], 55% with Buhutu [bxh].

Language Use

Also use Buhutu [bxh], Hiri Motu [hmo], Suau [swp], Tawala [tbo].

Language Development
2 schools.