Mufian

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Muhian, Muhiang, Southern Arapesh
Population

11,000 (1998 SIL). 6,000 Filifita (1999 SIL).

Location

East Sepik province: Maprik district, Torricelli mountains, west of Maprik. 36 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Balif, Filifita (Ilahita), Iwam-Nagalemb, Nagipaem, Supari.

Typology

SVO; 14 noun classes; noun phrase concordance.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Filifita 15%–25%; Mufian: 15%–25%. Literacy rate in L2: Filifita 50%–75%; Mufian 50%–75%. NT: 1988–1998.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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