Arapesh, Abu’

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Ua
Population

2,560 (2000 SIL).

Location

Sandaun Province, Aitape district, East Aitape Rural LLG, wards 23, 24, 25; East Sepik Province, Maprik district, Mablep Rural LLG, ward 8.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Matapau.

Language Use

In the northern villages, Abu’ is being replaced in most domains of language use by Tok Pisin [tpi]. Tok Pisin is the predominant language for 40% of the youth. Positive attitudes.