Yau

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

140 (2003 SIL).

Location

Sandaun Province. 1 village.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Related to Olo [ong], Yis [yis], Ningil [niz], and Valman [van]. Lexical similarity: 63% with Olo [ong] and Yis [yis].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.
Other Comments

Different from Yau [yuw] and Yawu dialect of Yessan-Mayo [yss].