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A language of Papua New Guinea

Population

520 (2005 M. Raymond).

Location

Morobe province: 4 mainland villages near Wasu, 3 on southwest Umboi island.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 70%–80% with Arop-Lokep [apr].

Language Use

Used by all. All also use Tok Pisin [tpi]. Some also use Kovai [kqb], especially older adults. Some also use Mbula [mna], especially older adults. Some also use Mutu [tuc], especially older adults. Some also use Yabem [jae], especially older adults.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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