Zimakani

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Baegwa, Bagwa Zimakani, Dea
Population

1,500 (1990 UBS).

Location

Western Province, south end of Lake Murray.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bagwa (Begua, Mbegu), Dea, Zimakani. Related to Kuni Boazi [kvg].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–15%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. NT: 1989.
Writing
Latin script.