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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

3,150 (2000 SIL).

Location

Madang province.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Related to Sihan [snr], Gumalu [gmu], Isebe [igo], Amele [aey], and Panim [pnr].

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. All also use Tok Pisin [tpi]. Some also use Amele [aey], especially elderly.

Language Development

Bible portions: 2010.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Bao dialect of Aighon [aix] in New Britain, an Oceanic language.

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