Ambul

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Apalik, Palik
Population

1,200 (2000 census).

Location

West New Britain province: Ambonge, Asepsep, Ayuvet, and Melenglo villages; south coast area islands between Andru and Johanna rivers.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 90% with neighboring villages; 64% with Aiklep [mwg] (most similar).

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Not endangered (2000 D. Tryon). All ages. L1 of children. Positive attitudes. Also use Aiklep [mwg], Akolet [akt], Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools.
Other Comments

Christian.

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